Fat Embolism Syndrome Treated with Methylprednisolone: A Different Perception or a Misconception?

Authors

  • Mohd Shaffid Md Shariff Orthopaedic Surgery, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Negeri Sembilan
  • Hanizah Ngadiron Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Negeri Sembilan
  • Firdaus Hayati Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Sabah
  • Affirul Chairil Ariffin Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Negeri Sembilan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51200/bjms.v11i3.980

Abstract

Fat embolism syndrome is manifested by the fat globule systemic presence involved in a motor vehicle in the pulmonary and circulation. A 34-year-old man was accident with a
fracture of the left femur and avulsion fracture of the left posterior cruciate ligaments. He developed signs and symptoms that suggested an early diagnosis of fat embolism syndrome. Intravenous methylprednisolone administration was administered as part of the treatment. The role of methylprednisolone in a patient with fat embolism syndrome is controversial due to unproven effectiveness. In this case, fat embolism syndrome after a femur fracture was treated successfully with methylprednisolone.


Keywords: fat embolism syndrome, methylprednisolone, femur fracture.

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Published

2017-12-12

How to Cite

Md Shariff, M. S., Ngadiron, H., Hayati, F., & Ariffin, A. C. (2017). Fat Embolism Syndrome Treated with Methylprednisolone: A Different Perception or a Misconception?. Borneo Journal of Medical Sciences (BJMS), 11(3), 45–48. https://doi.org/10.51200/bjms.v11i3.980
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