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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 136--139

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


Department of Anesthesiology, IMS Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221 105, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Suman Sarkar
Department of Anesthesiology, IMS Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221 105, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.43684

PMID: 19742250

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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.






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