CC BY-NC-ND-license · Joints 2015; 03(03): 158-160
DOI: 10.11138/jts/2015.3.3.158
Original Article
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Postoperative pectoral swelling after shoulder arthroscopy

Ersin Ercin
Mustafa Gokhan Bilgili
Halil Nadir Ones
Cemal Kural
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Publication Date:
15 September 2017 (online)


Fluid extravasation is possibly the most common complication of shoulder arthroscopy. Shoulder arthroscopy can lead to major increases in the compartment pressure of adjacent muscles and this phenomenon is significant when an infusion pump is used. This article describes a case of pectoral swelling due to fluid extravasation after shoulder arthroscopy. A 24-year-old male underwent an arthroscopic Bankart repair for recurrent shoulder dislocation. The surgery was performed in the beach chair position and lasted two hours. At the end of the procedure, the patient was found to have left pectoral swelling. A chest radiography showed no abnormality. Pectoral swelling due to fluid extravasation after shoulder arthroscopy has not previously been documented.