ISSN : 2146-3123
E-ISSN : 2146-3131

Neonatal Forearm Compartment Syndrome: Case Report
Atakan Aydın 1, Karaca Başaran 1, Barış Keklik 1, Ahmet Biçer 2
1Departments of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, İstanbul Medical Faculty of İstanbul University, İstanbul
2Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Division of Hand Surgery, İstanbul Medical Faculty of İstanbul University, İstanbul
DOI : 10.5174/tutfd.2008.00923.1
Pages : 192-194

Abstract

Neonatal compartment syndrome is a rare condition mainly involving the upper extremity with ulcerated and necrotic lesions. It should be evaluated in detail due to the similarity with other conditions like necrotizing fasciitis, neonatal gangrene, and congenital varicella, etc. Early diagnosis and treatment have a paramount importance for the best outcome. To emphasize this, we would like to present a newborn with the forearm compartment syndrome diagnosed promptly and treated surgically.

Keywords : Neonatal; compartment syndrome; forearm

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