fat embolism


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Noun1.fat embolism - serious condition in which fat blocks an artery; fat can enter the blood stream after a long bone is fractured or if adipose tissue is injured or as a result of a fatty liver
embolism - occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus (a loose clot or air bubble or other particle)
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Fat embolism 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.
3) This pathology is seen in post-infectious and post-immunization syndromes including measles and Guillain-Barre, fibro-cartilaginous embolism, fat embolism, decompression sickness, and MS.
Jane Munzon, a histopathologist at the Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory, said that Saturnino died of a fat embolism.
The risk of buttock augmentation are as follows: blood clots, hematoma, swelling and bruising, excessive blood loss, complications of anesthesia or liposuction, oil cyst, fat embolism and revision of surgery at a later date, according to the (https://www.
Following the operation, an investigation found screws inserted incorrectly had become dislodged and Mr Brunst died after developing a fat embolism.
To the Editor: The symptoms of cerebral fat embolism (CFE) are often a triad of acute respiratory failure, unconsciousness, and petechial rash after a symptom-free interval of 12–24 h following trauma.
One patient went to fat embolism introperatively, managed in ICU by appropriate measures, patient recovered by 7 days and shifted to the ward.
No patient from both the groups developed early postoperative complications like compartment syndrome, hemorrhage, pulmonary embolism or fat embolism.
Admission findings of ACS patients reveal a complaint of pain, hypoxia, decreasing hemoglobin, pulmonary fat embolism and multilobar pneumonia.
The plaintiff developed brain damage from fat embolism following hip surgery, and alleged that prolonged malleting of a hip prosthesis was the cause of the fat embolism syndrome (FES).
Current thrombolytic agents normally cannot be used in an immediate post operative setting; however, a better understanding of the possibility of fat embolism could alter therapy in the near future.