Lower extremity compartment syndrome after coronary artery bypass Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carotid Artery, Internal
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Endarterectomy, Carotid

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.

publication date

  • November 2002

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1067/mva.2002.128299

PubMed ID

  • 12422121

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1069

end page

  • 70

volume

  • 36

number

  • 5