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Anesth Analg. 2003 Jan;96(1):245-6, table of contents.

Forearm compartment syndrome from intravenous mannitol extravasation during general anesthesia.

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Department of Anesthesiology, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa 33612, USA.


Complications of IV mannitol administration resulting in compartment syndrome may warrant surgical intervention. Compartment syndrome is difficult to diagnose in the anesthetized patient. Infusing mannitol in an observed IV site permits discontinuation of mannitol before complications ensue. Early recognition and surgical intervention averted potential impairment in our patient.

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