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Acta Vulnologica 2015 June;13(2):115-20

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Rectus sheath hematoma in an 80-year-old man with venous leg ulcer infection: a case report

Spazzapan L. 1, Papa G. 2, Nasole E. 1, Solagna E. 1, Nicoletti C. 1

1 Diabetic Foot Unit, Pederzoli Hospital, Peschiera del Garda, Verona, Italy;
2 Unit of Plastic and Reconstrctive Surgery, Cattinara Hospital, Trieste, Italy


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Patients with venous leg ulcers often present with comorbidities that increase the complexity of their care. In elderly patients, acute abdominal pain is frequently caused by intestinal occlusion, gastrointestinal tumors, and abdominal ischemia. We report the case of an 80-year-old man presenting with acute abdominal pain admitted to our unit because of venous leg ulcer infection.

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