Author(s): Nakayama Y, Fukushima M, Sakai M, Hisano T, Nagata N,
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Abstract Hemophilia A is a congenital bleeding disorder characterized by a deficiency of coagulation factor VIII. Intramural hematoma of the colon is a very rare complication of this disease. We report a case of intramural hematoma of the cecum serving as the lead point of intussusception in a 65-year-old man with hemophilia A. The patient presented with right-sided abdominal pain and bloody stool. Palpation of his abdomen revealed a fist-sized mass. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) showed a circular mass with concentric rings, consistent with an intussuscepted intestine. Because his activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT) was prolonged, we gave him a continuous infusion of factor VIII during and after surgery. Laparotomy revealed an irreducible colo-colic intussusception and we identified a cecal hematoma as the lead point. After an unsuccessful attempt at Hutchinson's maneuver, we performed right colectomy. We report this case to illustrate the necessity of monitoring APTT in patients with hemophilia A who undergo surgery.
This article was published in Surg Today
and referenced in Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System