Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
Vol. 12, No. 3, 2008, pp. 136-139
Bioline Code: cm08028
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2008, pp. 136-139
© Copyright 2008 Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine.
Successful management of massive intraoperative pulmonary fat embolism with percutaneous cardiopulmonary support|
Sarkar, Suman; Mandal, Krutisundar & Bhattacharya, Prithwis
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.
Fat embolism, orthopedic surgery, percutaneous cardiopulmonary support
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