Cognitive outcome of cerebral fat embolism

Georgios Manousakis, Dong Y. Han, Miroslav Backonja

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Cerebral fat embolism is an uncommon but serious complication of long-bone fracture. We report a young adult patient who sustained fat embolism after a femoral fracture. He developed stupor and coma within 24 hours from his injury. His acute recovery was characterized by marked frontal dysfunction. A comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation 4 months later revealed overall normal cognitive function, except for mild residual frontal dysfunction and weakness of verbal memory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)906.e1-906.e3
JournalJournal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Issue number8
StatePublished - Nov 2012


  • Fat embolism
  • cognitive

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