J Korean Orthop Assoc.  1985 Aug;20(4):713-716. 10.4055/jkoa.1985.20.4.713.

Acute Compartment Syndrome in the Pectoral Fascia Due to Prolonged Compression on the Anterior Portion of Left Axilla in C.O. Poisoning: A Case report

Abstract

The compartment syndrome was described by Von Volkmann in 1872 and numerous reports have since been published. But muscle necrosis associated with carbon monoxide poisoning is a relatively rare, and some authors have been regarded their etiology as hypoxemia and extemal pressure. We experienced a case of acute compartment syndrome in the pectoral fascia due to prolonged compression on the anterior protion of left axilla between a pillow just below axilla and his fellow in C.O. poisoning.

Keyword

Acute compartment syndrome; Pectoral fascia; C.O. poisoning

MeSH Terms

Anoxia
Axilla*
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Compartment Syndromes*
Fascia*
Necrosis
Poisoning*
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