Cerebral fat embolism

Case contributed by Dr Rajesh Shanklesha


Trauma; developing neurological signs days after the incident.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male

Normal examination. 


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Displaced left femoral midshaft fracture. 

Case Discussion

There are multiple punctate non-confluent hyper-intensities seen involving basal ganglia, periventricular white matter and grey matter - white matter junction in whole of cerebrum and cerebellum on T2WI and FLAIR in a traumatic patient typical of cerebral fat embolism.

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Case information

rID: 29523
Published: 1st Jun 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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