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Rom J Leg Med29(4)360-364(2021)
DOI:10.4323/rjlm.2021.360
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MASSIVE FAT PULMONARY EMBOLISM DUE TO LIPOSUCTION. A CASE REPORT.

M. S. Scarlat, I. A. Poll, M. Ceausu, L. Luca, C. O. Capatina


Abstract: Fat embolism is a very rare but severe complication that can follow cosmetic surgery. Given the fact that nowadays liposuction is gaining more and more popularity, the incidence of fat embolism is increasing. Therefore, the aim of this article is to raise awareness of such rare and severe complications by reporting the case of a 30 year-old female patient who developed this rare complication after abdominal liposuction.
Keywords: abdominal liposuction, fat embolism, plastic surgery.



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