1 History of the Compartment Syndrome
2 Definition and pathomechanism of the Intracranial Compartment Syndrome
3 Diagnosis and treatment of the Intracranial Compartment Syndrome
4 Definition, pathomechanism of the Thoracic Compartment Syndrome
5 Diagnosis and treatment of the Thoracic Compartment Syndrome
6 Definition, pathomechanism of the Abdominal Compartment Syndrome
7 Diagnosis and treatment of the Abdominal Compartment Syndrome
8 Definition, pathomechanism, diagnosis and therapy of the Extremities Compartment Syndrome
9 Polycompartment syndrome definition, pathomechanism, diagnosis and treatment
10 The relevance of the timing of surgical interventions in the different compartments
11 Compartment Syndrome associated with infection
12 Cardiac failure associated to the polycompartment syndrome
13 Liver failure associated to the polycompartment syndrome
14 Gastrointestinal failure associated to the polycompartment syndrome
15 Kidney failure associated to the polycompartment syndrome
16 Compartment syndrome in paediatric patients
17 Compartment syndrome in low resource settings
18 Short-term outcomes, what has changed during the last decades?
19 Long-term and functional outcomes
20 Future directions.
Comprehensively addressing the topic of the compartment syndrome, this book covers all aspects of this painful and complex condition, ranging from the history to the pathophysiology and treatment in the various body compartments affected by the syndrome, as well as the short- and long-term outcomes. With an up-to-date literature review and the innovative content written by international opinion leaders, it offers all involved in the management of such complicated patients a much-needed source of reference.Discussing compartment syndrome in everyday practice, this book is of interest to surgeons, practicing physicians, anesthesiologists and nurses.