Journal of Clinical Case Reports

ISSN: 2165-7920

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Cortese S

Department of Surgery, Lorraine Cancer Institute, Lorraine University, F-54519, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France

  • Case Report   
    Fat Embolism in Common Carotid Artery after Temporal Lipofilling in Post-Cancer Reconstruction: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
    Author(s): Aydin A*, Gomes David M, Cortese S, Marchal F and Dolivet G

    Background: Lipofilling is a common aesthetic and reconstructive procedure. Embolism is a possible complication of every filler, which can be lethal. We describe the case of a 56 years old man who had a fat embolism in the common carotid artery with fatal issue. Case presentation: Our patient initially had a left oropharynx cancer, treated by surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy. Many flaps and graft procedure has been tried to treat an ankyloglossia sequelae, and the effective procedure was a forearm free flap. Lipofilling was performed for a temporal defect after a temporal myocutaneous flap. A common carotid embolism was the source of a severe unilateral stroke, leading patient to the death 15 days after initial surgery. Discussion and conclusion: Reverse-flow mechanism explains the artery tropism of fat em.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421/2165-7920.2021.11.1462

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