Abdominal Compartment Syndrome - Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctors treat abdominal compartment syndrome?

Abdominal compartment syndrome is treated by surgeons or doctors in critical care medicine.

2. What are the complications associated with abdominal compartment syndrome?

Complications associated with abdominal compartment syndrome include:
  • Complications associated with measuring intraabdominal pressure like urinary or blood infection, or clot formation.
  • Kidney or lung failure
  • Complications due to surgery like fistula formation, infections and decreased quality of life.
3. Is abdominal hypertension the same as portal hypertension?

No. Abdominal hypertension is increased pressure within the abdominal cavity, while portal hypertension refers to an increase in blood pressure within the portal circulation, a system of blood supply to the liver.

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