Lower extremity compartment syndrome after coronary artery bypass

Ted James, Steven G. Friedman, Larry Scher, Michael Hall

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Abstract

Compartment syndrome is a rare and dangerous complication of coronary artery bypass. All reported cases involved the vein donor limb. Once recognized, immediate fasciotomy is necessary to prevent irreversible ischemia and limb loss. Diagnosis requires a high index of suspicion and close observation of the patient, particularly those remaining intubated during the early postoperative period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1069-1070
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Volume36
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2002

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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