A 64-year-old man with a subcapital femoral fracture after falling with a scooter underwent a total hip prosthesis. Two days after surgery he developed sudden dyspnea and tachycardia, improved with the administration of supplemental oxygen at 2 liters per minute. Arterial blood gas analysis revealed a pO2 of 75 mmHg.
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Michel AS, Coolen J, Verschakelen J, Wever WD. Pulmonary fat embolism. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2013;96(5):319. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.445