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Indian J Pediatr. 2012 Apr;79(4):541-2. doi: 10.1007/s12098-011-0549-z. Epub 2011 Aug 13.

Intracranial hypertension secondary to abdominal compartment syndrome in a girl with giant ovarian cystic mass.

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  • 1Department of Pediatric Surgery, Penteli General Children's Hospital, 8 Hippocratous str, 15236, P. Penteli, Athens, Greece.


The abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) is a potentially fatal entity that occurs as a result of an acute increase in intra-abdominal pressure (IAP). The authors report on a girl with a giant ovarian cystic mass, and clinical signs of ACS and intracranial hypertension (ΙΗ). The possible mechanism of IH secondary to ACS is discussed.

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