Abdominal compartment syndrome results when an acute increase in intra-abdominal pressure occurs that is sufficient to compromise vascular inflow, threatening the viability of the tissues within the abdomen. It may occur in association with intra-abdominal surgery, various infections, or other conditions and is easily confused with the acute respiratory distress or multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. Early recognition is important; the need for surgical decompression may be urgent.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Infections in Medicine|
|State||Published - Nov 1 2000|
- Compartment syndrome
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)