Embolia gordurosa: uma revisão para a prática ortopédica atual

@inproceedings{Filomeno2005EmboliaGU,
  title={Embolia gordurosa: uma revis{\~a}o para a pr{\'a}tica ortop{\'e}dica atual},
  author={Luiz Tarc{\'i}sio Brito Filomeno and Clara R. Carelli and Nuno C. Figueiredo Silva and Tarcisio Filho and Marco Martins Amatuzzi},
  year={2005}
}
Fat embolism (FE) is the occlusion of small blood vessels by fat droplets originated mainly from femur, tibia and pelvis fractures, as well as from knee and hip arthroplasty. It usually does not cause damage to the involved organs, unless when it is massive. In a few cases, FE evolves to the 'fat embolism syndrome' (FES), affecting most often the lungs and the brain, although any organ or structure of the body can be damaged. Fat embolisms are hydrolyzed by lipase, forming free fatty acids (FFA… CONTINUE READING

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