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Timothy John Barreiro, Denis D Asiimwe, David Gemmel, Patrick Brine
A 53-year-old man with a history of diabetic foot ulcer, osteomyelitis, coronary artery disease, hypertension and hyperlipidaemia, presented with chest pain of 3 weeks duration. Eleven days earlier, the patient had had a drug-eluting stent (DES) placed in a branch of the right coronary artery (RCA) after similar chest pain, leading to the findings of a positive nuclear stress test. Since discharge, he was not compliant with taking clopidegrel (Plavix), a concern for in-stent thrombosis with recurrent myocardial ischaemia; but work up was negative and medications were restarted...
July 1, 2015: BMJ Case Reports
J D Ryan, M R Joyce, C Pierce, A Brannigan, P R O'Connell
We report a haematoma in a hydrocele of the canal of Nuck in a 69-year-old female. She presented with a right-sided groin swelling, the differential for which included an irreducible inguinal hernia or haematoma given her aspirin and clopidegrel use. Successful treatment involved evacuation of the haematoma with excision of the sac. Despite a high index of suspicion for a haematoma, these swellings should ideally be explored given the potential for co-existence of a hernia.
December 2009: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
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