Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 306--308

Multimodal imaging tools for diagnosis of fat embolism


Nandavar Shobha1, Pablo Garcia Bermejo1, Rohit Bhatia2, Youngbin Choi1, Eric E Smith3, Andrew M Demchuk3 
1 Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Calgary Stroke Program, Calgary, Canada
2 Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Calgary Stroke Program, Calgary, Canada; Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Calgary Stroke Program, Calgary, Canada; Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Calgary, Canada; Department of Radiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

Correspondence Address:
Andrew M Demchuk
Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Calgary Stroke Program, Calgary, Canada; Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Calgary, Canada; Department of Radiology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

It is important to consider several differential diagnoses in a patient presenting with altered sensorium following surgery. Fat embolism syndrome (FES) is a serious condition that needs to be excluded. Although criteria for diagnosis of FES are available, all patients may not satisfy them. We discuss a patient who presented with an incomplete triad of the FES, where the diagnosis was supported by transcranial doppler monitoring of microembolic signals and magnetic resonance imaging.


How to cite this article:
Shobha N, Bermejo PG, Bhatia R, Choi Y, Smith EE, Demchuk AM. Multimodal imaging tools for diagnosis of fat embolism.J Emerg Trauma Shock 2011;4:306-308


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Shobha N, Bermejo PG, Bhatia R, Choi Y, Smith EE, Demchuk AM. Multimodal imaging tools for diagnosis of fat embolism. J Emerg Trauma Shock [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Dec 7 ];4:306-308
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