Acute Skin Necrosis with Compartment Syndrome in the Upper Extremity
- Corresponding Author:
- Jolyon May
Department of Plastic Surgery
Whiston Hospital, Warrington Road
Prescot, Merseyside, L35 5DR, UK
Email: [email protected]
Received Date: August 27, 2014; Accepted Date: October 07, 2014; Published Date: October 09, 2014
Citation: May J, Macfarlane R, Sadri A (2014) Acute Skin Necrosis with Compartment Syndrome in the Upper Extremity. Anat Physiol 4:161. doi: 10.4172/2161-0940.1000161
Copyright: © 2014 May J, 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.
We present the case of a 43-year-old female patient who developed acute blistering and necrosis of the skin of the left upper limb following a routine cannulation. The case highlights the importance of early recognition of compartment syndrome in the non-trauma setting and also introduces the angiosome concept to explain why extensive degloving inevitably results in skin necrosis.