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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN: 0972-5229
EISSN: 1998-359x
Vol. 12, No. 3, 2008, pp. 136-139
Bioline Code: cm08028
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2008, pp. 136-139

 en Successful management of massive intraoperative pulmonary fat embolism with percutaneous cardiopulmonary support
Sarkar, Suman; Mandal, Krutisundar & Bhattacharya, Prithwis

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.

Keywords
Fat embolism, orthopedic surgery, percutaneous cardiopulmonary support

 
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