Upper Extremity Compartment Syndrome in the Setting of Deep Venous Thrombosis and Phlegmasia Cerulea Dolens: Case Report

Mazen I. Bedri, Abtin H. Khosravi, Scott Lifchez

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Forearm compartment syndrome is an uncommon but emergent condition that can threaten limb and life. An uncommon cause of compartment syndrome is deep venous thrombosis, usually in the setting of phlegmasia cerulea dolens of the lower extremity. We present a case of compartment syndrome secondary to venous occlusion of the upper extremity due to phlegmasia cerulea dolens in a patient with metastatic lung cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1859-1863
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009



  • Compartment syndrome
  • phlegmasia cerulea dolens
  • venous gangrene
  • venous thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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