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Journal of the Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand 2012;17(1):43-46.
Published online March 1, 2012.
Compartment Syndrome of Forearm Caused by Extravasation of CT Contrast Media: A Case Report
Sung Woo Huh, Ji Hyun Ryu, Seok Whan Song, Seung Koo Rhee
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Yeouido St. Mary's Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. skrhee@catholic.ac.kr
A contrast media is essential for the diagnostic accuracy of vascular structure or soft tissue imaging study. The incidence of extravasation of contrast media is very low (0.03% to 0.17%), but higher (0.25% to 0.9%) when using mechanical infuser. We report a case of 64-year-old female patient suffered from acute compartment syndrome, such as pain, skin discoloration in forearm and limitation of finger movement associated with extravasation of contrast media during the coronary angio-computed tomography.

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