Turkish Journal of Nephrology
Case Report

Chronic Renal Failure in a Patient Due to Gluteal Compartment Syndrome After a Nephrectomy Operation


Inonu University School of Medicine, Department of Nephrology, Malatya, Turkey


Inonu University School of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Malatya, Turkey

Turkish J Nephrol 2013; 22: 304-306
DOI: 10.5262/tndt.2013.1003.12
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Gluteal compartment syndrome is a rare reason of rhabdomyolysis resulting from atraumatic origin, and leading to renal failure. Beside to other atraumatic causes like drug abuse, alcohol intoxication, and antihyperlipidemic medications prolonged operation duration in a fi xed position is an important cause of this syndrome. Male sex, diabetes mellitus, hypertension and obesity are risk factors for gluteal compartment syndrome associated kidney failure. We report a 56 year old obese patient with a medical history of diabetes mellitus, and hypertension who undergo a nephrectomy operation resulting with gluteal compartment syndrome, and chronic kidney disease. We also highlight the importance of preventive cares and early recognition of gluteal compartment syndrome to avoid further morbidity.

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