Emel Ekşioğlu, Aslıhan Sever, Ece Ünlü, Ajda Bal, Aytül Çakcı

Keywords: Anticoagulation drug therapy, ilipsoas hematoma, femoral nerve neuropathy


Anticoagulation therapy is used for both therapeutic and prophylactic purposes that decreases the mortality and morbidity, but may lead to serious bleeding complications in some cases. One of these complications is femoral neuropathy that is an important clinical problem due to bleeding in iliopsoas muscle. Here we present a case that was diagnosed bilateral femoral neuropathy due to hematoma in iliopsoas muscles after anticoagulation therapy for deep vein trombosis. (Rheumatism 2006; 21: 73-5)