Semin intervent Radiol 2009; 26(2): 159-163
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1222461

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Compartment Syndrome Following External Iliac Artery Stenting and Lower Extremity Thrombolysis

Ross Kessler1 , Brian Funaki2
  • 1University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2Section of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
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Compartment syndrome is an infrequent yet very serious complication of endovascular revascularization of ischemic extremities. Believed to be a consequence of ischemic-reperfusion injury, postischemic compartment syndrome can lead to devastating consequences such as amputation, renal failure, or death. Therefore, when performing endovascular procedures, it is essential to have a thorough knowledge of the clinical signs and symptoms of developing compartment syndrome.


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