IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 47 / Issue 3 / DOI: 10.31083/j.ceog.2020.03.5071
Open Access Case Report
Lower limb (healthy leg) compartment syndrome after the patient was in the lithotomy position during the operation: a case study
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1 The First Affiliated Hospital of Jinan University, Dept Gynecol & Obstet, 613 Western Huangpu Ave Tianhe Dist, Guangzhou 510630, Guangdong, P.R. China
*Correspondence: (XIAOYU WANG)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2020, 47(3), 449–451;
Submitted: 4 November 2018 | Accepted: 24 January 2019 | Published: 15 June 2020
Copyright: © 2020 Zheng et al. Published by IMR press.
This is an open access article under the CC BY 4.0 license

In this case report, we describe compartment syndrome of the lower extremities that occurred during and after the operation in a patient with a gynecologic tumor who underwent minimally invasive surgery in the lithotomy position to prevent venous thrombosis. Lower limb compartment syndrome has also been reported in a number of other similar cases. The use of sequential compression stockings for deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis in patients in the lithotomy position is inappropriate. We expect to have a complete set of guidelines or expert consensus to guide the prevention of venous thrombosis in minimally invasive surgery for patients with gynecologic tumors.

Lithotomy position
Lower limb (healthy leg)
Compartment syndrome
Venous thromboembolism
Figure 1. —
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