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A case of neonatal compartment syndrome: importance of early diagnosis in a rare and debilitating condition.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19504429     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Neonatal compartment syndrome (NCS) is a rare condition that is often initially misdiagnosed because its skin lesions mimic several other more common diseases of the newborn. It has not been described in the pediatric literature thus far. Early diagnosis along with fasciotomy may be limb and function-sparing, but only in certain cases, because the exact time and duration of the initial insult and the full extent of damage at presentation is unknown in many cases. We present a case of NCS that was initially thought to be amniotic band syndrome, and delayed fasciotomy and debridement were performed once the correct diagnosis was made. We review the literature of this rare and debilitating condition and emphasize the importance of early diagnosis and intervention.
Laura M Allen; Joseph C Benacci; R Nicholas Trane; Ruth J Driscoll
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-06-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of perinatology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1098-8785     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-22     Completed Date:  2010-04-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405212     Medline TA:  Am J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  103-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Thieme Medical Publishers.
Department of Plastic Surgery, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Compartment Syndromes / diagnosis*,  surgery
Early Diagnosis*
Fingers / blood supply,  pathology
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Infant, Premature, Diseases / diagnosis*,  surgery
Ischemia / etiology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Muscle, Skeletal / blood supply,  pathology,  surgery
Necrosis / pathology
Obstetric Labor Complications*

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