Fat embolism syndrome following caesarean section in an obese patient and its histopathological similarity to an animal model of FE: a case report

Ogugua Ajemba, Hamid Zia, Kamani Lankachandra, Gurmukh Singh, Alan Poisner, Betty Herndon, Agostino Molteni


We present the case of a 29 year-old primigravid obese female with a complex medical history, who underwent caesarean section at 35 weeks gestation due to preeclampsia. She has a past medical history of bilateral foot surgery, and bilateral hip pinning for chronic hip pain in 2012. Postoperatively, approximately six hours after surgery, she was in respiratory distress and 47 hours later she was found dead. At autopsy, a diagnosis of pulmonary fat embolism was made. Pulmonary histopathological examination revealed findings similar to an animal model of fat embolism.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/crcp.v2n3p30


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