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Pulmonary fat embolism syndrome, clinical-imaging correlation: Case report

Nicolás Bastidas, Laura S. Perdomo, Laura C. Rodríguez, Juan P. Cuesta, Gabriela Pupo.

Abstract
Fat embolism syndrome is an infrequent entity, of which its pathophysiological mechanism is not clear. It occurs as a complication of long bone fractures or high energy trauma. Its presentation is insidious, which is why it is underdiagnosed and the clinic must be correlated with the imaging findings to identify it. We present a case report of a patient with fat embolism with the purpose of characterizing the symptoms, as well as the imaging findings that may occur during the course of the disease in these patients. It is of great importance to recognize the imaging signs that may occur and not rule out the pathology in the absence of these since they do not always appear.

Key words: fat embolism syndrome, star field pattern, diaphyseal fracture


 
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Bastidas N, Perdomo LS, Rodríguez LC, Cuesta JP, Pupo G. Pulmonary fat embolism syndrome, clinical-imaging correlation: Case report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2022; 6(16): 42-44. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1661317139


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Bastidas N, Perdomo LS, Rodríguez LC, Cuesta JP, Pupo G. Pulmonary fat embolism syndrome, clinical-imaging correlation: Case report. https://www.mdpub.net/?mno=108689 [Access: January 14, 2023]. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1661317139


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Bastidas N, Perdomo LS, Rodríguez LC, Cuesta JP, Pupo G. Pulmonary fat embolism syndrome, clinical-imaging correlation: Case report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. 2022; 6(16): 42-44. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1661317139



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Bastidas N, Perdomo LS, Rodríguez LC, Cuesta JP, Pupo G. Pulmonary fat embolism syndrome, clinical-imaging correlation: Case report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep. (2022), [cited January 14, 2023]; 6(16): 42-44. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1661317139



Harvard Style

Bastidas, N., Perdomo, . L. S., Rodríguez, . L. C., Cuesta, . J. P. & Pupo, . G. (2022) Pulmonary fat embolism syndrome, clinical-imaging correlation: Case report. Int J Med Rev Case Rep, 6 (16), 42-44. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1661317139



Turabian Style

Bastidas, Nicolás, Laura S. Perdomo, Laura C. Rodríguez, Juan P. Cuesta, and Gabriela Pupo. 2022. Pulmonary fat embolism syndrome, clinical-imaging correlation: Case report. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 6 (16), 42-44. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1661317139



Chicago Style

Bastidas, Nicolás, Laura S. Perdomo, Laura C. Rodríguez, Juan P. Cuesta, and Gabriela Pupo. "Pulmonary fat embolism syndrome, clinical-imaging correlation: Case report." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 6 (2022), 42-44. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1661317139



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Bastidas, Nicolás, Laura S. Perdomo, Laura C. Rodríguez, Juan P. Cuesta, and Gabriela Pupo. "Pulmonary fat embolism syndrome, clinical-imaging correlation: Case report." International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports 6.16 (2022), 42-44. Print. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1661317139



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Bastidas, N., Perdomo, . L. S., Rodríguez, . L. C., Cuesta, . J. P. & Pupo, . G. (2022) Pulmonary fat embolism syndrome, clinical-imaging correlation: Case report. International Journal of Medical Reviews and Case Reports, 6 (16), 42-44. doi:10.5455/IJMRCR.172-1661317139