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Abstract - Rivaroxaban induced spontaneous hemoperitoneum around terminal ileum and cecum clinically mimicking acute appendicitis in a young patient: First case report
Ibrahim Halil Inanc, Saadet Kılıc, Murat Polat


Direct oral anticoagulants have become more popular in recent years and have largely replaced vitamin K antagonists in the treatment of certain conditions, such as stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism. Rivaroxaban is one of the direct oral anticoagulants that inhibit factor Xa and a rare cause of peritoneal haemorrhage which is uncommon and life-threatening complication. In this report, we present a 29-year-old female patient using rivaroxaban due to deep vein thrombosis after pregnancy and developing intraperitoneal hemorrhage around terminal ileum and cecum clinically mimicking acute appendicitis.

Key words: rivaroxaban, intraperitoneal hemorrhage, acute appendicitis


Corresponding author: Dr. Ibrahim Halil Inanc, Besni State Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Adıyaman, Turkey. Tel: +90.416 318 10 67, Fax: +90.416 318 07 73. E-mail:




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