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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 870619, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/870619
Case Report

Intraabdominal Compartment Syndrome Complicating Transurethral Resection of Bladder Tumor

1Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1611 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136, USA
2Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management and Bruce W. Carter Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 1611 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136, USA
3Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management and Bruce W. Carter Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
4Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management, Jackson Memorial Hospital and Bruce W. Carter Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
5Department of Urology and Bruce W. Carter Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA
6Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management and Bruce W. Carter Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33136, USA

Received 7 June 2012; Accepted 31 July 2012

Academic Editors: A. Goel, H.-L. Lee, M. Saito, and S. Takahashi

Copyright © 2012 Sachin Narain et al. 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

Abdominal compartment syndrome can result from many different causes. We present a case where this dangerous syndrome occurred in the operating room during a transurethral resection of a bladder tumor. It was initially recognized by an elevation in the peak inspiratory pressure. We report the typical physiologic changes that occur with this syndrome and its treatment options.