2018
DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2018-225261
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Abstract: Fat embolism syndrome (FES) is a rare multisystem, clinical syndrome occurring in 0.9%–2.2% of long-bone fractures. The severity of FES can vary from subclinical with mild respiratory changes and haematological aberrations to a fulminant state characterised by sudden onset of severe respiratory and neurological impairment. Here we present two patients with cerebral FES secondary to femur fracture. Both patients exhibited profound neurological impairment with varied outcomes. Our cases highlight the importance … Show more

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“…The recent literature highlights how FES has gathered recognition thanks to the clinical descriptions in case reports and case series [18][19][20][21][22]. However, the frequency of the syndrome is too low to permit any conclusions to be drawn from the individual studies reported in literature.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The recent literature highlights how FES has gathered recognition thanks to the clinical descriptions in case reports and case series [18][19][20][21][22]. However, the frequency of the syndrome is too low to permit any conclusions to be drawn from the individual studies reported in literature.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%