Abdominal Compartment Syndrome and Percutaneous Needle Decompression in a Woman with Corrosive InjuryHsiao-Yun Chao, Yi-Ming Weng, Yu-Che Chang, Jih-Chang Chen and Shou-Yen Chen*
Department of Emergency Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Shou-Yen Chen
Physician of Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine
No. 5 Fushing St., Gueishan Shiang, Taoyuan, Taiwan
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Received Date: January 04, 2016; Accepted Date: January 23, 2016; Published Date: January 30, 2016
Citation: Chao HY, Weng YM, Chang YC, Chen JC, Chen SY (2016) Abdominal Compartment Syndrome and Percutaneous Needle Decompression in a Woman with Corrosive Injury. Emergency Med 6:309. doi:10.4172/2165-7548.1000309
Copyright: © 2016 Chao HY, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Abdominal Compartment Syndrome (ACS) is defined by organ dysfunction caused by intra-abdominal hypertension. Increase in intra-abdominal pressure causes multiple adverse physiologic events and is uniformly fatal if left untreated. We report the case of a 76-year-old woman of pneumoperitoneum due to hydrocholoric acidinduced corrosive injury, leading to ACS with pulseless electrical activity. Emergency needle decompression was done and successfully restored circulation. It reminds possible ACS in patients of pneumoperitoneum and use of percutaneous needle decompression before operation in emergent condition.