Crush Syndrome Case Report and Literature Review

Dinesh Dhar, T. P. Varghese
2010 Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences  
Extensive muscle crush injury culminating in a crush syndrome or traumatic rhabdomyolysis is often lethal unless treated actively on war footing. The causes of death in crush syndrome include hypovolemic shock, hyperkalemia, hypocalcemia, metabolic acidosis, acute myoglobinuric renal failure and the acute muscle -crush compartment syndrome. The literature is divided on the treatment, while some surgeons advocate early surgery others maintain, late surgery is best. We report a case of young man
more » ... case of young man with crush syndrome presenting 10 hours after he was entrapped under his car following road traffic accident. An attempt has been made to review the literature on this topic. Maced J Med Sci electronic publication ahead of print,
doi:10.3889/mjms.1857-5773.2010.0108 fatcat:qach6gy45vdohkitj3eaapj2zi