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What are symptoms of abdominal compartment syndrome?

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Abdominal compartment syndrome usually develops when you're hospitalized and critically ill on life support. You probably won't be able to describe your symptoms. But doctors or family members may notice:

  • A tense, distended abdomen
  • Wincing when the abdomen is pressed
  • Urine output that slows down or stops
  • Low blood pressure

From: Compartment Syndrome WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Patel, R., 2005; vol 66: pp 583-586.  Sugrue, M. 2005; vol 11: pp 333-338.  Canale, S. Mosby, 2008. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Compartment Syndrome."



British Journal of Hospital Medicine, Current Opinion in Critical Care, Campbell’s Operative Orthopedics,

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 28, 2018

SOURCES: Patel, R., 2005; vol 66: pp 583-586.  Sugrue, M. 2005; vol 11: pp 333-338.  Canale, S. Mosby, 2008. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Compartment Syndrome."



British Journal of Hospital Medicine, Current Opinion in Critical Care, Campbell’s Operative Orthopedics,

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 28, 2018

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