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Pulmonary fat embolism

Authors:

A S Michel ,

Department of Radiology, University Hospital Leuven, Belgium, BE
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J Coolen,

Department of Radiology, University Hospital Leuven, Belgium, BE
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J Verschakelen,

Department of Radiology, University Hospital Leuven, Belgium, BE
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W De Wever

Department of Radiology, University Hospital Leuven, Belgium, BE
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Abstract

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.

How to Cite: 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
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Published on 01 Sep 2013.
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