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Fatal non-traumatic fat embolism


Mohtarrudin, Norhafizah and Itam @ Ismail, Iskasymar (2020) Fatal non-traumatic fat embolism. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 16 (suppl. 9). 120 - 122. ISSN 1675-8544; ESSN: 2636-9346


Non-traumatic fat embolism (NTFE) is infrequently encountered in the clinical setting. The incidence of clinically detected fat embolism is less than 1%. It is diagnosed based on the evidence of fat emboli occluding the vessel lumen in a patient with no prior history of trauma. We report a case of NTFE in a lady who developed breathlessness and collapsed following home vaginal delivery. Post-mortem examination revealed extensive fat emboli in the pulmonary vessels. We elucidate the clinical challenges in diagnosing fat embolism (FE) in a patient without history of trauma.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
Publisher: University Putra Malaysia Press
Keywords: Non-traumatic; Fat embolism; Fat emboli
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2021 23:32
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2021 23:32
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/89002
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