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Embolism, Fat Pulmonary
Gerald F. Abbott, MD, FACR; Brett W. Carter, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • Fat embolism (FE)
            • Fat embolism syndrome (FES)
          • Definitions

            • Fat embolism
              • Release of fat globules into venous system
              • Typically benign course
            • Fat embolism syndrome
              • Pulmonary, cerebral, & cutaneous manifestations

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Radiographic Findings

              • CT Findings

                • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                  • Imaging Recommendations

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Microscopic Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                  • Consider

                                    Selected References

                                    1. Gallardo X et al: Nodular pattern at lung computed tomography in fat embolism syndrome: a helpful finding. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 30(2):254-7, 2006
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                                    KEY FACTS

                                    • Terminology

                                      • Imaging

                                        • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                          • Clinical Issues

                                            TERMINOLOGY

                                            • Abbreviations

                                              • Fat embolism (FE)
                                              • Fat embolism syndrome (FES)
                                            • Definitions

                                              • Fat embolism
                                                • Release of fat globules into venous system
                                                • Typically benign course
                                              • Fat embolism syndrome
                                                • Pulmonary, cerebral, & cutaneous manifestations

                                            IMAGING

                                            • General Features

                                              • Radiographic Findings

                                                • CT Findings

                                                  • Nuclear Medicine Findings

                                                    • Imaging Recommendations

                                                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                        PATHOLOGY

                                                        • General Features

                                                          • Microscopic Features

                                                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                            • Presentation

                                                              • Demographics

                                                                • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                  • Treatment

                                                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                    • Consider

                                                                      Selected References

                                                                      1. Gallardo X et al: Nodular pattern at lung computed tomography in fat embolism syndrome: a helpful finding. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 30(2):254-7, 2006