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Volume 2010, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • E-ISSN: 2227-0426

Abstract

Fat embolism occurs in all patients with long bone fractures and intra-medullary reaming of long bone but is usually asymptomatic. A few patients will have pulmonary, cerebral and dermal dysfunction; this triad is called fat embolism syndrome (FES). We report a case of FES developed after intramedullary nailing of both femurs that was successfully managed in our surgical intensive care unit (SICU).

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Keyword(s): drowsiness , fat emboli , intramedullary nailing , skin petechiae and venous system
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