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Fat Overload Syndrome

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient receiving parenteral nutrition for the fat overload syndrome.

Specialty:

Nutrition
Gastroenterology
Critical Care

Objective:

other testing

ICD-10:

E78.8

Description:

The Fat Overload Syndrome is a rare complication of intravenous infusion of lipid emulsions. After infusion of excessive lipid emulsions there is a marked hyperlipidemia which can reduce organ perfusion and result in fat emboli or deposits in organs. It can be fatal if untreated.

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