Bilateral gluteal compartment syndrome complicated by rhabdomyolysis and acute kidney injury in a patient with alcohol intoxication

Jae Young Cho, Jae Won Lee, Eun Jung Cho, Myung-Gyu Kim, Sang Kyung Jo, Won Yong Cho, Hyoung Kyu Kim

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Bilateral gluteal compartment syndrome is a rare clinical entity that can be complicated by rhabdomyolysis or acute kidney injury (AKI). We report the a case of a 30-year-old woman without any comorbid diseases who was diagnosed with bilateral gluteal compartment syndrome complicated by rhabdomyolysis and dialysis-requiring AKI, which was caused by prolonged immobilization under the influence of alcohol. Although the patient's renal function recovered fully after 5 sessions of hemodialysis, sciatic neuropathy caused by gluteal compartment syndrome led to permanent foot drop.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-248
Number of pages3
JournalKidney Research and Clinical Practice
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1



  • Acute kidney injury
  • Alcoholic intoxication
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Rhabdomyolysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Urology

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