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

Tumerdem B., Onel D., Topalan M., KÖRPINAR Ş., AKTAŞ Ş.

ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.14, no.1, pp.73-75, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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.