Catriona McIntosh
RadiologySurgerySusceptibility weighted imagingExternal fixationFat embolismComaCentrum semiovaleFemoral Shaft FractureNeurological injuryPetechial rashMedicine
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#1Sayan Datta (Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust)H-Index: 2
Last. Oliver Lily (Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust)H-Index: 1
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We present two cases of cerebral fat embolism. Both patients were 21-years old, male and involved in high impact road traffic collisions with no immediate neurological deficits. Patient A underwent intra-medullary nailing of right tibia/fibular fractures within 12 hours, and had external fixation for bilateral distal femoral fractures. Post-operatively, GCS was 6. Subsequent intracranial MR imaging showed widespread cerebral hypointense punctate foci on SWI (susceptibility-weighted imaging), som...
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