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Transient talipes equinus deformity of bilateral lower limbs following malignant hyperthermia: a case report and review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16228690     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a potentially fatal disease triggered by general anaesthesia. Four cases of compartment syndrome complicating MH have been reported. We report here a case of transient talipes equinus deformity of bilateral lower limbs, a condition similar to compartment syndrome, following MH in a previously healthy pediatric patient. MRI revealed high intensity in the bilateral soleus muscles but not in the gastrocnemius muscles. We discuss the possible mechanisms of the deformity of the lower limbs after the MH crisis.
Keiko Takehana; Yoshiharu Kawaguchi; Kunihiko Kuroda; Mitsuaki Yamazaki; Tomoatsu Kimura
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of orthopaedic science : official journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0949-2658     ISO Abbreviation:  J Orthop Sci     Publication Date:  2004  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-17     Completed Date:  2005-12-13     Revised Date:  2006-02-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9604934     Medline TA:  J Orthop Sci     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  657-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Toyama Red Cross Hospital, Toyama, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Equinus Deformity / etiology*
Fracture Fixation, Internal
Fractures, Bone / surgery
Malignant Hyperthermia / complications*
Metacarpus / injuries,  surgery

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