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Acute paediatric compartment syndrome of the hand caused by hereditary angiooedema.

Malik, S S and Uppal, Harpal and Sinha, A and Malik, S S and Katam, Krishnaiah and Srinivasan, K (2011) Acute paediatric compartment syndrome of the hand caused by hereditary angiooedema. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 93 (7). e138-40. ISSN 1478-7083.

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Abstract

Compartment syndrome of the leg and forearm are well described in the literature. However, compartment syndrome of the hand is rare and in children it is even rarer. Atraumatic hand compartment syndrome has not to our knowledge been previously reported. We describe a case of an atraumatic compartment syndrome of the hand in a child who underwent an urgent fasciotomy. The child was diagnosed with hereditary angiooedema. We highlight a rare but serious complication of a hereditary disease not commonly seen by the surgical community. We hope that this report raises the awareness of this condition, thereby reducing delays in reaching a prompt diagnosis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WE Musculoskeletal. Orthopaedics
WS Paediatrics. Child health
Divisions: Planned IP Care > Trauma and Orthopaedics
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Depositing User: Mrs Caroline Tranter
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2014 08:27
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2014 08:27
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/601

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