Hi doctors, was just wondering what is abdominal compartment syndrome?

ACS. ACS is elevated pressure in the abdominal cavity, usually >30cm H20, associated with organ dysfunction, such as poor urine output, elevated airway pressures & ICP and hypotension. Requires prompt recognition & decompression (open the abdomen) for survival. Elevated pressure alone, w/o symptoms, is abdominal hypertension, which can be monitored w. a bladder pressure catheter.