A CASE OF TWO COMMON CULPRITS CAUSING PULMONARY EMBOLISM
Pulmonary embolism is the obstruction of the pulmonary artery or its branches, commonly by thrombus or
fat. We report an unusual case of double pathology - both pulmonary thromboembolism and fat embolism
syndrome in a patient with bilateral femur and bilateral tibia fractures. This highlights the importance of a high
index of suspicion of these conditions while managing patients with multiple long bone fractures. Morbidity
and mortality can be significantly reduced with prompt and appropriate prevention strategies.
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