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Tex Heart Inst J. 2017 Feb 1;44(1):73-76. doi: 10.14503/THIJ-16-5795. eCollection 2017 Feb.

Compartment Syndrome of the Hand: A Rare Sequela of Transradial Cardiac Catheterization.

Abstract

A 64-year-old man who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention via right radial artery access reported right-hand pain and swelling 2 hours after the procedure. He had developed compartment syndrome of the hand, specifically with muscular compromise of the thenar compartment but with no involvement of the forearm. He underwent emergency right-hand compartment release and carpal tunnel release, followed by an uneventful postoperative course. In addition to our patient's case, we discuss compartment syndrome of the hand and related issues.

KEYWORDS:

Cardiac catheterization/methods; compartment syndromes/diagnosis/etiology/prevention & control/surgery; fascia/surgery; hand/surgery; percutaneous coronary intervention/adverse effects; postoperative complications; radial artery/physiopathology; transradial access; treatment outcome

PMID:
28265219
PMCID:
PMC5317367
DOI:
10.14503/THIJ-16-5795
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