Forearm compartment syndrome and soft tissue defect on the dorsum of the hand due to extravasation of radiologic contrast media

Kokacya O., Tabakan İ., Servet E.

CUKUROVA MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.43, pp.207-210, 2018 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.17826/cumj.340700
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.207-210
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


Extravasation of contrast media that is given from peripheral intravenous access is a known complication of imaging studies. Most of the cases are due to extravasation of small volumes of contrast media and symptoms like swelling, erythema and pain regress rapidly and uneventfully. But extravastion of large volumes of contrast media can result in compartment syndrome and skin necrosis. In this study, a case who had forearm compartment syndrome and skin necrosis at the dorsum of the hand due to extravasation of contrast media that was given via the peripheral intravenous access is presented.