2020, Number 2
Residente 2020; 15 (2)
De los Santos-Montoya FA, Herrera-Caballero VZ, Ceballos-Sánchez JA, Sánchez-Camarena CA, Sanabria-Trujillo R
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ABSTRACTCompartment syndrome is defined as the elevation of tissue pressure above 30 mmHg in a compartment, the comparison of compartment tissue pressure with diastolic blood pressure below 30 mmHg has proved to be more reliable, this situation usually is a predecessor of crush syndrome which is defined as a post-traumatic rhabdomyolysis with systemic distress mainly associated with acute renal failure. The use of amputation as a method to improve patient’s clinical condition is still controversial, thereby we present the clinical case of a patient rescued from a collapsed building 24 hours after the earthquake that affected Mexico City on September 19 2017, followed by a review of the current literature.