Compartement Syndrome of the Calf after Spínal Anaesthesia - a Case Report

Authors: Th. G. De Leeuw;  Lange M. M. T. E.;  J. Rupreht
Authors‘ workplace: Afdeling anesthesiologie, Academisch ziekenhuis Rotterdam
Published in: Anest. intenziv. Med., , 2002, č. 2, s. 68-70


A Kompartment syndrome of a limb is a serious condition tkat can cause severe disability or even loss of the limb. We describe a tase of a healthy 16-year-old girl with a fracture of the right patella who developed a Kompartmenx syndrome of the calf immediately after spínal anaesthesia. Pathophysiology of this complication and prudent anaesthetic approach for trauma of limb in young persons is evaluatd.

Key words:
fractura of the calf -16-year-old girl

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Anaesthesiology, Resuscitation and Inten Intensive Care Medicine
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