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VOLUME 12 , ISSUE 3 ( September, 2008 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

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

Prithwis Bhattacharya, Suman Sarkar, Krutisundar Mandal

Keywords : Fat embolism, orthopedic surgery, percutaneous cardiopulmonary support

Citation Information : Bhattacharya P, Sarkar S, Mandal K. Successful management of massive intraoperative pulmonary fat embolism with percutaneous cardiopulmonary support. Indian J Crit Care Med 2008; 12 (3):136-139.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.43684

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-09-2008

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2008; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


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.


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