Acute compartment syndrome is the condition of raised pressure within an
enclosed compartment, such that the perfusion and the function of the tissues
within are compromised, resulting in ischemia and eventually necrosis.
Although, in theory, it can occur in any compartment, it is most commonly seen
in the lower limb. We describe a rare case of acute compartment syndrome in
the paraspinal muscles that responded well to surgical decompression. Our
patient was informed that data concerning this case would be submitted for