Pulmonary hemorrhagic infarction due to fat embolism and thromboembolism after maxillofacial plastic surgery: a rare case report.

@article{Zou2012PulmonaryHI,
  title={Pulmonary hemorrhagic infarction due to fat embolism and thromboembolism after maxillofacial plastic surgery: a rare case report.},
  author={Dong-hua Zou and Yu Tsun Shao and Jian-Hua Zhang and Zhi-qiang Qin and Ning-guo Liu and Ping Huang and Yijiu Chen},
  journal={Fa yi xue za zhi},
  year={2012},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={375-8}
}
Pulmonary fat embolism (PFE) and pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) are common post-operative complications of orthopedic surgical procedures, but are reported less often following maxillofacial plastic surgical procedures, especially with respect to PFE. Thrombi, or together with fat emboli in pulmonary vessels can induce hemorrhagic infarction and cause… CONTINUE READING