Case report: Acute postoperative neurological impairment from fat embolism syndrome

@article{McIntyre2007CaseRA,
  title={Case report: Acute postoperative neurological impairment from fat embolism syndrome},
  author={Kieran McIntyre and S. French and Toby H. Rose and R. Byrick},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Anesthesia},
  year={2007},
  volume={54},
  pages={296-300}
}
  • Kieran McIntyre, S. French, +1 author R. Byrick
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Canadian Journal of Anesthesia
  • PurposeTo describe a case of fat embolism syndrome (FES) following elective tendon contracture release in a patient with myotonic dystrophy, to highlight the importance of considering this entity in the differential diagnosis of acute postoperative neurocognitive dysfunction.Clinical featuresA 34-yr-old man with myotonic dystrophy underwent uneventful tendon contracture release under regional anesthesia. In the immediate postoperative period, neurological and respiratory complications developed… CONTINUE READING
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