Hematoma of Rectus Sheath Following Subcutaneous Enoxaparin Injection

  • Shahram Firoozbakhsh Division of Pulmonary and Intensive Care Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Reza Parsaei Mail Department of General Surgery, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Reyhaneh Jafarshad Division of Pulmonary and Intensive Care Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Complications, Enoxaparin, Hematoma, Management, Rectus sheath


Anticoagulation drugs are frequently used to prevent deep vein thrombosis in high-risk patients. Subcutaneous low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) is increasingly used in both hospitalized patients and outpatient settings. This necessitates familiarity of both health care providers and patients with such treatment and vigilance on possible complications. Here we present a case of hematoma of rectus sheath that occurred following subcutaneous injection of enoxaparin and was successfully treated with conservative management.


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Firoozbakhsh S, Parsaei R, Jafarshad R. Hematoma of Rectus Sheath Following Subcutaneous Enoxaparin Injection. Acta Med Iran. 51(5):334-336.