Lower extremity compartment syndrome after coronary artery bypass

Ted James, Steven G. Friedman, Larry A. 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
StatePublished - Nov 1 2002

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Compartment Syndromes
Coronary Artery Bypass
Lower Extremity
Extremities
Postoperative Period
Veins
Ischemia
Observation
Tissue Donors
Fasciotomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Lower extremity compartment syndrome after coronary artery bypass. / James, Ted; Friedman, Steven G.; Scher, Larry A.; Hall, Michael.

In: Journal of Vascular Surgery, Vol. 36, No. 5, 01.11.2002, p. 1069-1070.

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James, Ted ; Friedman, Steven G. ; Scher, Larry A. ; Hall, Michael. / Lower extremity compartment syndrome after coronary artery bypass. In: Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2002 ; Vol. 36, No. 5. pp. 1069-1070.
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