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Seonghui Kang 2 Articles
Spontaneous abdominal intramuscular hematoma in a non-dialysis chronic kidney disease patient under cilostazol therapy.
Seonghui Kang, Hyung Min Yu, Ha Young Na, Young Kyung Ko, Se Woong Kwon, Chae Ho Lim, Sun Woong Kim, Young Il Jo
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 2014;31(2):139-143.   Published online December 31, 2014
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2014.31.2.139
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Spontaneous intramuscular hematoma of the abdominal wall is a rare condition characterized by acute abdominal pain. It is often misdiagnosed as a surgical condition. It used to be associated with risk factors such as coughing, pregnancy, and anticoagulant therapy. Most cases of abdominal wall hematomas were rectus sheath hematomas caused by the rupture of either the superior or inferior epigastric artery, but spontaneous internal oblique hematoma was extremely rare. In this report, we present a case of spontaneous internal oblique hematoma in a 69-year-old man with non-dialysis chronic kidney disease who was taking cilostazol. The patient complained of abrupt abdominal pain with a painful palpable lateral abdominal mass while sleeping. The abdominal computed tomography showed an 8 cm-sized mass in the patient's left internal oblique muscle. The administration of cilostazol was immediately stopped, and the intramuscular hematoma of the lateral oblique muscle disappeared with conservative management.
Hereditary protein S deficiency presenting acute pulmonary embolism.
Jiwan Kim, Sung Hea Kim, Sang Man Jung, Sooyoun Park, Hyungmin Yu, Sanghee An, Seonghui Kang, Hyun Joong Kim
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 2014;31(1):52-55.   Published online June 30, 2014
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2014.31.1.52
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Protein S deficiency is one of the several risk factors for thrombophilia and can cause blood clotting disorders such as deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. A 54-year-old man was admitted with the complaint of dyspnea and was diagnosed with pulmonary embolism. The patient had very low level of free protein S, total protein S antigen, and protein S activity (type I protein S deficiency). In history taking, we found that his mother, 78 year old, had a history of same disease 10 years ago, and confirmed the pronounced low level of protein S. The patient's son also had very low level of protein S, however there had not been any history of pulmonary embolism yet. This case study suggests that asymptomatic persons with a family history of protein S deficiency and pulmonary embolism should be checked regularly for early detection of the disease, as protein S deficiency can be suspected.

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