Abdominal compartment syndrome

J Trauma. 1995 Jan;38(1):152-3. doi: 10.1097/00005373-199501000-00034.


Abdominal compartment syndrome is still a controversial entity. We report on a patient who developed the classical hemodynamic, respiratory, and renal changes of abdominal compartment syndrome after surgical intervention for blunt abdominal trauma. A decompressive laparotomy improved the situation dramatically.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Injuries / physiopathology
  • Abdominal Injuries / surgery*
  • Adult
  • Compartment Syndromes / physiopathology
  • Compartment Syndromes / surgery*
  • Hemodynamics
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / physiopathology
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / surgery*