Compartment syndrome following intravenous regional anesthesia.

  title={Compartment syndrome following intravenous regional anesthesia.},
  author={C R Ananthanarayan and Carmencita Castro and N Mckee and G Sakotic},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  volume={47 11},
PURPOSE To present two cases of upper extremity compartment syndrome following intravenous regional anesthesia. CLINICAL FEATURES Case 1: A 57-yr-old man presented for surgical release of a left-hand Dupuytren's contracture. The procedure was performed under iv regional anesthesia with 360 mg lidocaine and sedation with 150 microg fentanyl and 1.5 mg midazolam. Tourniquet time was 107 min at a pressure of 260 mmHg using three different tourniquet sites. Within minutes of tourniquet release… CONTINUE READING
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