Recognition and significance of pulmonary bone embolism

  title={Recognition and significance of pulmonary bone embolism},
  author={U. Jenny-M{\"o}bius and Elisabeth Bruder and Thomas Stallmach},
  journal={International Journal of Legal Medicine},
Embolism of bone marrow to the lungs is a quite frequent finding after trauma but transport and deposition of solid bone is rarely seen, which may simply be because pulmonary calcifications are not recognized as bone fragments. We report on three patients with embolism of bone spicules to small lung arteries of about 0.5 mm in diameter which were plentiful in two of the patients on postmortem examination. However, the true nature of the emboli was only recognizable after decalcification of lung… CONTINUE READING