An unusual complication of carotid stenting: spontaneous rectus sheath hematoma and Its endovascular management

ÇİL B. E., Turkbey B., CANYİĞİT M., GEYİK S., Yavuz K.

DIAGNOSTIC AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY, vol.13, no.1, pp.46-48, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.46-48
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Carotid stenting has recently emerged as a potential alternative to surgical treatment. We report a case of a spontaneous rectus sheath hematoma in a patient who underwent anticoagulation therapy following carotid stenting. Computed tomography findings were consistent with active bleeding within the hematoma, and this was confirmed with selective angiography via right deep circumflex iliac artery injection. Transcatheter embolization of the right deep circumflex iliac artery with n-butyl 2-cyanoacrylate was successfully performed. To the best of our knowledge, spontaneous anterior abdominal wall hemorrhaging following carotid stenting has not been previously reported in the English language literature.