Retroperitoneal Hemorrhage as a Complication of Percutaneous Intervention: Report of 2 Cases and Review of the Literature



Nitin Sajnani , Douglas B Bogart*
Truman Medical Center, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2301 Holmes, Kansas City, Missouri, USA


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Abstract

Retroperitoneal hemorrhage (RPH) is an infrequent but serious complication of transfemoral percutaneous procedures. We present 2 cases and review the literature regarding the incidence, risk factors, clinical features and complications of RPH. We propose a management strategy for this problem emphasizing an anatomical based interventional approach if the patient does not stabilize with volume resuscitation.

Keywords: Femoral artery access complications, Retroperitoneal hemorrhage..