Fat embolism syndrome after lower extremity replantation associated with tibia fracture: case report


Tumerdem B., Onel D., Topalan M., Korpinar S., Aktas S.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, cilt.14, ss.73-75, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 14 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Dergi Adı: ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.73-75

Özet

We report a patient who was diagnosed as fat embolism syndrome after replantation surgery of left amputated foot. This diagnosis was based on the presence of a long bone fracture with an amputation of a major extremity, supported by the signs of pulmonary and cerebral dysfunction and confirmed by the demonstration of arterial hypoxemia in the absence of other disorders.