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Korean J Nephrol. 2009 Mar;28(2):146-151. Korean. Case Report.
Kim SY , Jang WI , Chung S , Choi DE , Na KR , Lee KW , Shin YT .
Renal Division, Department of Internal Medicine, Chungnam National University Hospital, korea. kwlee@cnu.ac.kr
Abstract

Acupuncture therapy has been widely performed by staffs of oriental medicine in Korea, and intramuscular stimulation (IMS) therapy has been introduced recently and used for controlling myofascial pain in the field of orthopedics, rehabilitation, and pain clinics. To penetrate human tissues, relatively long needles are used in both procedures and these these may have some risks to puncture blood vessels. However, there were few reports about sequelae or complications after such procedures in Korean literatures. Recently, we experienced two cases of perirenal hematoma in patients without blood coagulation abnormalities (one case induced by acupuncture in oriental medicine clinic, and the other case induced by IMS in orthopedic clinic and was also accompanied by perirenal abscess).

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