Successful early surgical treatment in neonatal compartment syndrome: case report.

Abstract

Neonatal compartment syndrome is rare, and the diagnosis is often missed or delayed because other ischemic diseases can mimic clinical signs observed on the skin. A premature newborn infant presented with skin lesions during the first hours of life that were recognized as the sentinel finding in compartment syndrome of the newborn. We restored normal function by emergency surgery. The authors highlight the importance of effective collaboration between pediatricians and surgeons to improve the management of this neonatal condition.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.03.029

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@article{Plancq2013SuccessfulES, title={Successful early surgical treatment in neonatal compartment syndrome: case report.}, author={M. C. Plancq and Philippe Buisson and François Deroussen and Gerard Krim and L M Collet and Richard Gouron}, journal={The Journal of hand surgery}, year={2013}, volume={38 6}, pages={1185-8} }