Cerebral fat embolism diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging at one, eight, and 50 days after hip arthroplasty: a case report.

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PURPOSE To describe cardiovascular collapse during a cemented hip hemiarthroplasty in a patient who, despite a successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation, remained in a persistent vegetative state due to cerebral fat embolism diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). CLINICAL FEATURES A 75-yr-old woman with no medical history underwent cemented hip… (More)

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