Forearm compartment syndrome from intravenous mannitol extravasation during general anesthesia

Johnathan J. Edwards, David Samuels, Eugene S. Fu

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Complications of IV mannitol administration resulting in compartment syndrome may warrant surgical intervention. Compartment syndrome is difficult to diagnose in the anesthetized patient. Infusing mannitol in an observed IV site permits discontinuation of mannitol before complications ensue. Early recognition and surgical intervention averted potential impairment in our patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-246
Number of pages2
JournalAnesthesia and analgesia
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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