Lower extremity compartment syndrome after coronary artery bypass

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

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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
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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