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Post-traumatic fulminant paradoxical fat embolism syndrome in conjunction with asymptomatic atrial septal defect: a case report and review of the literature

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Mueller, Franz ; Pfeifer, Christian ; Kinner, Bernd ; Englert, Carsten ; Nerlich, Michael ; Neumann, Carsten
Date of publication of this fulltext: 26 Sep 2011 09:40


Fat embolism syndrome may occur as a fulminant complication following femoral fracture repair in the presence of a concomitant atrial septal defect with right-to-left shunt. Thus, in patients with cardiac right-to-left shunts, femurs should not be nailed intramedullary, not even in cases of isolated injuries.

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