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Compartment syndrome after isolated perfusion of the leg: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9181198     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors present a case of a lower leg compartment syndrome that developed after a regional chemotherapy technique was used for recurrent melanoma of the foot in a 74-year-old woman. The diagnosis was based on the results of physical examination, with confirmation by intracompartmental pressures. Prompt consultation of orthopedic surgeons and fasciotomy helped avoid potentially crippling sequelae.
P S Chan; R J Naranja; J J Klimkiewicz; R B Heppenstall
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1078-4519     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J. Orthop.     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-15     Completed Date:  1997-07-15     Revised Date:  2010-01-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9502918     Medline TA:  Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  369-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Chemotherapy, Cancer, Regional Perfusion / adverse effects*
Compartment Syndromes / etiology*,  surgery
Fascia / surgery
Foot Diseases / drug therapy*
Leg / surgery
Melanoma / drug therapy*
Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / drug therapy*

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