Effects of intraoperative malpositioning: Massive rhabdomyolysis after rectal surgery with Miles' position. A report of two cases

G. Gallino, F. Belli, G. Bonfanti, F. Ferro, E. Zingaro, A. Caraceni, E. Leo

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Rhabdomyolysis during surgery is a rare but severe complication. Prolonged limb compression can induce a remarkable pressure increase. Local injury by limb compression may produce edema sufficient to start compartment syndrome and consequent permanent lesions. Herein we describe two patients who sustained massive rhabdomyolysis after rectal surgery with Miles position.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-62
Number of pages4
JournalTechniques in Coloproctology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000



  • Muscle skeletal injury
  • Rhabdomyolysis
  • Surgical malpositioning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Surgery

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