A post-mortem examination showed the 49-year-old, from Hockley, died after suffering a "fat embolism
" despite CPR and advanced life support treatment at a clinic in Budapest on March 19.
(FE) is most recognizable after orthopedic trauma, with the highest incidence for at-risk fractures (closed long-bone fractures of the lower extremities, particularly of the femur).
syndrome is most commonly associated with long bone and pelvic fractures (bone marrow has high fat content), but it can also arise from soft tissue trauma without fracture and from a variety of other nontraumatic and nonorthopedic traumatic causes, including, but not limited to, pancreatitis, sickle or thalassemia-related hemoglobinopathies, alcoholic (fatty) liver disease, renal angiomyolipoma invasion of the inferior vena cava, bone tumor lysis, steroid therapy, and notably, liposuction.
The histopathological exam conducted by Monzon, a medico legal officer from the Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory, showed that the victim died from massive pulmonary fat embolism
Krieger, "Silicone embolism syndrome: a case report, review of the literature, and comparison with fat embolism
syndrome," CHEST, vol.
syndrome (FES) refers to the classical triad of respiratory distress, neurological impairment, and petechial rash that occur when fat microglobules enter the systemic circulation.
A recent systematic review specifically looking at the few published case reports about Fat Embolism
Syndrome in children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy found that 7 out of the 16 (44%) children died .
Veeckmans et al., "Early diagnosis of cerebral fat embolism
syndrome by diffusionweighted MRI (starfield pattern)," Stroke, vol.
syndrome (FES) consists of respiratory manifestations, cerebral symptoms, and cutaneous petechiae as a result of fat emboli causing tissue damage through vascular occlusion, ischemia, and activation of coagulation and systemic inflammatory response [1, 2].
syndrome (FES) occurs when fat molecules travel to and block the small vessels of the lung and other parts of the body, causing damage to the brain and leading to respiratory failure.
According to researchers, the condition, known as fat embolism
syndrome (FES), is a rare but very serious complication, in which fat travels through the body and blocks blood vessels, but it is notoriously difficult to recognise and diagnose.
Since 1982 (4) James has been proposing fat embolism
as the mechanism.