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Peripheral Vascular Disease
Acute limb ischemia due to abdominal compartment syndrome
Article first published online: 16 JUL 2013
Copyright © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume 83, Issue 1, pages 141–143, 1 January 2014
How to Cite
Maeda, A., Wakabayashi, K. and Suzuki, H. (2014), Acute limb ischemia due to abdominal compartment syndrome. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Intervent., 83: 141–143. doi: 10.1002/ccd.25083
- Issue published online: 18 DEC 2013
- Article first published online: 16 JUL 2013
- Accepted manuscript online: 19 JUN 2013 04:47AM EST
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 16 APR 2013
- Manuscript Received: 25 NOV 2012
- acute limb ischemia;
- abdominal compartment syndrome
Acute limb ischemia (ALI) is caused by embolisms or progressive atherosclerosis. We report the case of a 68-year-old female who presented with acute total occlusion of left iliac artery due to remarkably massive ascites from pancreatic cancer. To our knowledge, no other case reports of ALI caused by acute compartment syndrome have been published. We treated our case successfully by draining the ascites fluid without any balloon angioplasty or stent implantation. The removal of extrinsic compression may be the best treatment for cases of this type. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.