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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 412-414

Fat embolism syndrome: Case report of a clinical conundrum


Department of Anaesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain, Yashoda Hospital, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Surath Manimala Rao
Department of Anaesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain, Yashoda Hospital, Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad - 500 082, Andhra Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9185.137281

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Fat embolism syndrome is a rare clinical condition associated with trauma, particularly of long bones. FES after fracture of neck of femur or head of humerus is uncommon. We report a case of FES following fracture in neck of femur and head of humerus in a man with history of mitral valve replacement, on long-term oral anticoagulant therapy, with an alleged history of convulsions. Our dilemma in clinical diagnosis is discussed.


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