J Korean Orthop Assoc.  1981 Dec;16(4):991-993. 10.4055/jkoa.1981.16.4.991.

5 Cases of Fat Embolism


The fat embolism is often major camplication of major trauma and demands the attention of physicians treating patients with bony injury. We have experienced 5 cases of fat embolism. In all cases there was a latent period between injury and onset of symptoms. This varied from 16 hours to 48 hours. There was marked variation in clinical presentation and laboratory finidngs. One case was died of complication of fat embolism.


Fat embolism; Major trauma; Symptoms and diagnosis
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