Fat embolism syndrome risk factors

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Feham Tariq, MD [2]

Overview

The risk factors playing an important role in the development of fat embolism are blunt trauma, acute pancreatitis, diabetes mellitus, long bone fractures and liposuction.

Risk Factors

The following risk factors play an important role in the development of fat embolism.[1][2][3]

More common risk factors

References

  1. Stein PD, Yaekoub AY, Matta F, Kleerekoper M (2008). "Fat embolism syndrome". Am J Med Sci. 336 (6): 472–7. doi:10.1097/MAJ.0b013e318172f5d2. PMID 19092320.
  2. Stein, Paul D.; Yaekoub, Abdo Y.; Matta, Fadi; Kleerekoper, Michael (2008). "Fat Embolism Syndrome". The American Journal of the Medical Sciences. 336 (6): 472–477. doi:10.1097/MAJ.0b013e318172f5d2. ISSN 0002-9629.
  3. Bolatashvili IF (1987). "[Vascular complications after fractures of long bones (review of the literature)]". Ortop Travmatol Protez (7): 61–3. PMID 3313173.
  4. Rusakov AB, Iakovenko LM (1984). "[Traumatic shock in multiple fractures of bones of the limbs in children]". Vestn Khir Im I I Grek. 133 (8): 103–5. PMID 6495506.
  5. Rusakov AB, Iakovenko LM (1981). "[Traumatic shock after fractures of long tubular bones in children]". Vestn Khir Im I I Grek. 127 (9): 97–9. PMID 7303431.

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