Acute leg compartment syndrome after CT-guided core needle biopsy of a giant cell tumor of the proximal fibula.
Acute compartment syndrome after CT-guided biopsy
Giant cell tumor of the bone
Acute compartment syndrome after CT-guided core needle biopsy
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.
Clinical presentation of compartment syndrome should be recognized rapidly by the physician.