[MRI-based diagnosis of an acute bilateral compartment syndrome]

Vetter, Ch; Bonél, H; Robert-Tissot, L; Gschossmann, J (2007). [MRI-based diagnosis of an acute bilateral compartment syndrome]. Praxis - schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin, 96(34), pp. 1261-4. Bern: Huber

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The acute compartment syndrome describes a posttraumatic or inflammatory edema, which leads to a painful constraint of muscular movement and paresthesia. An increase in pressure in the anatomical compartment is postulated. The main symptoms include local swelling, sensory loss, local muscle weakness as well as late livid discoloration. Therapy of choice is an early fasciotomy with decompression to avoid serious complications like muscle necrosis. Here we report a 22 year old patient who postoperatively suffered from a bilateral paresis of the foot jack. Further examinations by electromyography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) led to the diagnosis of an acute bilateral compartment syndrome.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gastro-intestinal, Liver and Lung Disorders (DMLL) > Clinic of Visceral Surgery and Medicine > Gastroenterology

UniBE Contributor:

Gschossmann, Jürgen Michael

ISSN:

1661-8157

ISBN:

17853783

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:54

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:15

PubMed ID:

17853783

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/23053 (FactScience: 38728)

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