A 23-year-old male asked about a 18-year-old male:
what are the chances of survival in fat embolism. if it has occurred in brain and blood is entering lungs.
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Neurology 33 years experience
Why's blood in lungs: Forget about the fat embolism here for a moment. This person has a bigger problem which is "blood ENTERING the lungs." What's that all about? Not from the fat embolism. So if we're talking major trauma and the lungs have blood in them....then, all hands on deck to stop that disaster first. The fat embolism will have to wait.
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Last updated Nov 4, 2014
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