Rectus sheath hematoma: a potentially life threatening complication following caesarean delivery

Sonal Dube, Meenakshi Dube, Saumitra Dube


Rectus sheath hematoma (RSH) is a rare but potentially life threatening complication of caesarean delivery. The nonspecific nature of entity, lower incidence of disorder and acute presentation may posses’ difficulty in timely recognizing this. Present patient presented as acute abdominal pain 38 hours post caesarean section. This is an attempt to increase the awareness of this rare but potentially grave condition, as timely diagnosis and fast intervention saved present patient.


Carnett’s sign, Rectus sheath hematoma, Turner’s sign

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