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Korean Circ J. 2002 May;32(5):442-446. Korean. Case Report.
Jung JH , Min PK , Koo BK , Kwon KH , Ko YG , Byun YS , Choi DH .
Yonsei Cardiovascular Center and Cardiovascular Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Compartment syndrome is the term used to describe the constellation of clinical symptoms and signs associated with pathophysiologically elevated intracompartmental pressure. It is an infrequent but serious complication of the revascularization of peripheral arterial disease, encountered in surgical bypass and thrombolytic procedures. We present two cases of intraarterial thrombolysis and percutaneous transluminal intervention of the lower extremity arteries, complicated by the development of compartment syndrome.

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