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Compartment syndrome

Compartment syndrome is a condition in which increased pressure within one of the body's compartments results in insufficient blood supply to tissue within that space. … Symptoms of acute compartment syndrome can include severe pain, poor pulses, decreased ability to move, numbness, or a pale color of the affected limb.

Neurosurgeons should include brachial plexus compression due to compartment syndrome in the differential diagnosis of patients with acute upper extremity weakness, particularly when associated with prolonged immobilization and/or substance abuse. Prompt surgical decompression should be performed in these patients if imaging and laboratory data suggest compartment syndrome and resultant neurological deficit 1).

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Tonetti DA, Tarkin IS, Bandi K, Moossy JJ. Complete Bilateral Brachial Plexus Injury from Rhabdomyolysis and Compartment Syndrome: Surgical Case Report. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2018 Oct 17. doi: 10.1093/ons/opy289. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30335171.
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