Journal of Anesthesia and Surgery
Post-traumatic Cerebral Fat Embolism: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Dinesh Dhar, Department of Orthopedics, Nizwa Regional Referral Hospital, Sultanate of Oman, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dhar, D. Post-traumatic Cerebral Fat Embolism: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. (2016) J Anesth Surg 3(1): 65-67.
© 2016 Dhar, D. This is an Open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
KeywordsFat embolism; Cerebral fat embolism syndrome; Seizures; Coma Computed tomography; Magnetic resonance imaging.
Fat embolism syndrome (FES) is a serious clinical manifestation of fat embolism. This report describes a case of post traumatic Cerebral fat embolism (CFE) following surgery on long bone fractures. The course of disease, clinical picture, management have been described highlighting that early diagnosis and good supportive and intensive care can help in achieving meaningful recovery in most cases.