Intraosseous infusion may be associated with fat emboli.

Patient selection: intraosseous infusion


The pressure of the infusion may play a role in the pathogenesis.


Sites of emboli:

(1) brain

(2) lung

(3) distal extremities

(4) kidneys


The diagnosis may be difficult if there are other causes of fat emboli:

(1) long bone fracture

(2) cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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