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Two ominous hematomas of the abdominal wall.

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Summary of "Two ominous hematomas of the abdominal wall."

A 51 years old woman came to the emergency room with acute onset abdominal hematomas. She complained of vague abdominal pain without preceding trauma. Two large hematomas were present, one in the infra-umbilical region and one in the right flank, corresponding to Cullen's and Grey Turner's sign, respectively. Laboratory analysis and CT confirmed the diagnosis of necrotising pancreatitis.

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Name: Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde
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A long flat muscle that extends along the whole length of both sides of the abdomen. It flexes the vertebral column, particularly the lumbar portion; it also tenses the anterior abdominal wall and assists in compressing the abdominal contents. It is frequently the site of hematomas. In reconstructive surgery it is often used for the creation of myocutaneous flaps. (From Gray's Anatomy, 30th American ed, p491)

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