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Indian J Crit Care Med. 2008 Jul;12(3):136-9. doi: 10.4103/0972-5229.43684.

Successful management of massive intraoperative pulmonary fat embolism with percutaneous cardiopulmonary support.

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology, IMS Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221 105, Uttar Pradesh, India. suman_nm@rediffmail.com

Abstract

We report a patient who sustained catastrophic pulmonary fat embolism, during open reduction, internal fixation (ORIF) of fracture femur. In our opinion, the use of percutaneous cardiopulmonary support with (PCPS), saved the patient from certain death.

KEYWORDS:

Fat embolism; orthopedic surgery; percutaneous cardiopulmonary support

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PMC2738309
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