Compartment Syndrome of the Calf Due to Nicolau Syndrome

Enshaei, Ali and Afshar, Ahmadreza (2016) Compartment Syndrome of the Calf Due to Nicolau Syndrome. The Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery, 4 (1). pp. 87-89.

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We report a case of Nicolau syndrome in a 15 months old girl following of an intramuscular injection of penicillin 6.3.3 in her left buttock. This case is unique because she developed compartment syndrome in her left calf far from her injection site. Her toe’s tips gangrened in the course of her ailment. We hypothesized that the compartment syndrome might be produced by a probable intra-arterial injection that had produced embolic obstruction of the small and medium size arteries in her leg or a probable perineural or periarteial injection had produced secondary sympathetic stimulation, extensive vasospasm, compromised microcirculation and the development of compartment syndrome.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WE Musculoskeletal system
WO Surgery
Divisions: Journals > Archives of Bone & Joint Surgery
Depositing User: abjs abjs
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2017 17:24
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2017 17:24

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