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Compartment syndrome after endoscopic harvest of the great saphenous vein during coronary artery bypass grafting.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20103252     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Compartment syndrome is a limb-threatening condition often associated with traumatic, crush, burn, and reperfusion injuries. It is characterized by the development of disproportionately severe pain, paresthesias, decreased range of motion, loss of pulse, and a tense, edematous limb. In addition, measured compartment pressures and creatine phosphokinase values are often elevated. The definitive treatment is a decompressive fasciotomy. Compartment syndrome after coronary artery bypass grafting, however, is rare. The few reported cases all occurred in the vein donor leg after open harvest. We present a patient with compartment syndrome after endoscopic harvest of the saphenous vein for coronary artery bypass grafting.
Aparna Kolli; Joyce T Au; Daniel C Lee; Natalie Klinoff; Wilson Ko
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  89     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-27     Completed Date:  2010-03-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  271-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
2010 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York 11203, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Compartment Syndromes / etiology*,  therapy
Coronary Artery Bypass / methods*
Endoscopy / adverse effects,  methods*
Follow-Up Studies
Intraoperative Period
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / surgery*
Physical Therapy Modalities
Saphenous Vein / transplantation*
Stockings, Compression
Tissue and Organ Harvesting / adverse effects*,  methods

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