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Compartment Syndromes MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Compartment Syndromes
Tree Number(s)
C05.651.180
C14.907.303
Unique ID
D003161
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003161
Scope Note
Conditions in which increased pressure within a limited space compromises the BLOOD CIRCULATION and function of tissue within that space. Some of the causes of increased pressure are TRAUMA, tight dressings, HEMORRHAGE, and exercise. Sequelae include nerve compression (NERVE COMPRESSION SYNDROMES); PARALYSIS; and ISCHEMIC CONTRACTURE. FASCIOTOMY is often used to decompress increased pressure and eliminate pain associated with compartment syndromes.
NLM Classification #
WE 550
Previous Indexing
Anterior Compartment Syndrome (1972-1980)
Ischemia (1966-1980)
Muscles (1966-1980)
Muscular Diseases (1966-1980)
See Also
Crush Injuries
Nerve Compression Syndromes
Public MeSH Note
1981
History Note
1981
Date Established
1981/01/01
Date of Entry
1980/05/14
Revision Date
2020/02/28
Compartment Syndromes Preferred
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