Spontaneous hepatic hemorrhage in older women

Thomas A. Broughan, Eric Walser

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Abstract

Spontaneous liver hemorrhage in older women is not well described. We report an experience with five postmenopausal women who spontaneously bled from the liver. All five patients presented with acute bleeding. Four were treated nonoperatively. No tumor was identified in any patient. Four patients acutely were discharged alive and well, but one died after operation to control bleeding. Spontaneous liver hemorrhage can occur in a variety of clinical settings, but an association with older women taking hormone replacement and anticoagulation has not been reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1147-1150
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Surgeon
Volume73
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Spontaneous hepatic hemorrhage in older women. / Broughan, Thomas A.; Walser, Eric.

In: American Surgeon, Vol. 73, No. 11, 11.2007, p. 1147-1150.

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Broughan, TA & Walser, E 2007, 'Spontaneous hepatic hemorrhage in older women', American Surgeon, vol. 73, no. 11, pp. 1147-1150.
Broughan, Thomas A. ; Walser, Eric. / Spontaneous hepatic hemorrhage in older women. In: American Surgeon. 2007 ; Vol. 73, No. 11. pp. 1147-1150.
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