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 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: ULUSAL TRAVMA VE ACIL CERRAHI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF TRAUMA & EMERGENCY SURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.73-75

Abstract

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.