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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 869139, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/869139
Case Report

Gluteal Compartment Syndrome following Vascular and Neurological Injuries

The Orthopaedic Department, October 6 University, Giza 11787, Egypt

Received 11 September 2013; Revised 4 January 2014; Accepted 8 January 2014; Published 23 February 2014

Academic Editor: Aaron S. Dumont

Copyright © 2014 Mahmoud A. Hafez and Moustafa Radwan. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Gluteal compartment syndrome is a serious but rare condition that has recently been increasingly reported in literature. This report presents two cases that followed neurological and vascular injuries (first case: an injury of the superior gluteal artery; second case: neurological injury bilaterally). A high index of suspicion and attention is needed to early diagnose this condition due to the possibility of developing serious and potentially fatal complications and difficulty in management.