Compartment syndrome: a unique presentation

Accident And Emergency Medicine And Surgery (including Trauma); Orthopaedic Surgery; Vascular Surgery
Case Report
10.1102/1470-5206.2008.0009
8
31-34
Compartment syndrome: a unique presentation

Compartment syndrome is a potentially limb- and life-threatening clinical entity resulting from elevated intra-compartmental pressures. A high clinical suspicion is paramount in diagnosis since full recovery is time-sensitive. We present a unique case of chronic myelomonocytic leukemia-induced (CMML) compartment syndrome which illustrates the importance of quick diagnosis and treatment.

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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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