Streptokinase-Induced Subcapsular Hematoma of the Liver

S. Marsh Willis, Steven R. Bailey

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Complications with thrombolytic therapy have be shown to occur no more frequently than with conventio[ill] anticoagulant therapy. Hemorrhagic complications and al[ill] gic skin reactions are the most frequently encountered [ill] verse effects. The vast majority of the associated bleed[ill] complications have been related to invasive procedure [ill] monitoring techniques. The administration of systemic st[ill] tokinase was complicated In one case by development progressive abdominal pain and hypotension necessitating emergency exploratory laparotomy. A ruptured subcaps[ill] hematoma of the left lobe of the liver was found and succe[ill] fully repaired. This case of visceral hemorrhage complica[ill] streptokinase therapy was not related to previous abdomi[ill] trauma or invasive procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2084-2085
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Internal Medicine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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