J Korean Soc Traumatol.  2018 Aug;31(2):72-75. 10.20408/jti.2018.31.2.72.

Pulmonary Thromboembolism during Acetabular Fracture Operation

Affiliations
  • 1Regional Trauma Center, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, Korea. cwoh@knu.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea.

Abstract

Acetabular and Pelvic ring fractures are major high-energy trauma injuries and are often combined with other injuries. In particular, cause of long duration of immobilization and combined injuries, venous thromboembolism is a common complication in trauma patients with pelvic or acetabular fractures. We report a case of a fatal pulmonary thromboembolism during the acetabulum fracture operation in a 62-year-old male patient.

Keyword

Pulmonary thromboembolism; Acetabulum; Wounds and injuries

MeSH Terms

Acetabulum*
Humans
Immobilization
Male
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Embolism*
Venous Thromboembolism
Wounds and Injuries
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