Acute leg compartment syndrome after CT-guided core needle biopsy of a giant cell tumor of the proximal fibula.

Posted By kevin moerenhout
Acute leg compartment syndrome after CT-guided core needle biopsy of a giant cell tumor of the proximal fibula.

Gender, Age

Female, 26

Diagnosis

Acute compartment syndrome after CT-guided biopsy

History

Giant cell tumor of the bone

Findings

Acute compartment syndrome after CT-guided core needle biopsy

Discussion

Acute compartment syndrome is not a well-known complication of CNB in the diagnosis of bone tumors. This rare complication might be diagnosed too late, or even missed, due to pre-existing pain, which can sometimes be severe in GCT, and due to insufficient surveillance in an outpatient procedure. This complication, even if rare, should be explained in patients sustaining CNB.

Pearls

Clinical presentation of compartment syndrome should be recognized rapidly by the physician.

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  • Kevin Rita 2020-03-03 01:03:35

    wow

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  • Roland Talanow 2020-02-28 09:49:28

    A little lean description of the case.
    Not showing the pertinent findings (based on one radiograph).
    What makes this case worth publishing? (bleeding after core biopsy not unusual and within the lower leg compartment syndrome is a complication)

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