Neonatal volkmann ischemic contracture: Case report and review of literature

Hitesh Agrawal, Gunjan Dokania, Shou Yien Wu

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Background Neonatal Volkmann ischemic contracture in newborns is a devastating condition with lifelong consequences. Case Report We report a neonate born with necrotic skin lesions and bullae on right dorsal thenar aspect of hand, who subsequently developed compartment syndrome requiring fasciotomy. Review and Conclusion Necrotic skin lesions with/without swelling, bullae are invariably present at birth in these patients and should be recognized as a sentinel finding of underlying tissue ischemia/compartment syndrome. Early recognition and prompt surgical intervention can be limb saving. A range of radiologic abnormalities and contractures were noted in upto 84% of such patients followed long term. Hence, we recommend close follow-up until occurrence of epiphyseal fusion in these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e77-e80
JournalAJP Reports
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 12 2014

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Ischemic Contracture
Compartment Syndromes
Blister
Newborn Infant
Skin
Contracture
Ischemia
Extremities
Hand
Parturition

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Neonatal volkmann ischemic contracture : Case report and review of literature. / Agrawal, Hitesh; Dokania, Gunjan; Wu, Shou Yien.

In: AJP Reports, Vol. 4, No. 2, 12.05.2014, p. e77-e80.

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Agrawal, Hitesh ; Dokania, Gunjan ; Wu, Shou Yien. / Neonatal volkmann ischemic contracture : Case report and review of literature. In: AJP Reports. 2014 ; Vol. 4, No. 2. pp. e77-e80.
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