Orbital Compartment Syndrome Following Extracorporeal Support


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Address for correspondence: Edward Gologorsky, M.D., F.A.S.E., Department of Anesthesiology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital, 1611 NW 12th Avenue, Room C300, Miami, FL 33136. Fax: +1-305-585-7169; e-mail: egologorsky@med.miami.edu


Orbital compartment syndrome (OCS) is a rare, catastrophic, but potentially treatable complication. It requires prompt diagnosis and immediate intervention, as critical period for possible functional recovery is very short. This report adds to our understanding of potential mechanisms of perioperative blindness, and suggests extracorporeal circulatory support, systemic inflammatory response, and massive blood and fluid resuscitation as potential risk factors for perioperative OCS. doi: 10.1111/jocs.12196 (J Card Surg 2013;28:522–524)