Volume 30, Issue 2 (April 1985)

    Bone Marrow Emboli Versus Fat Emboli as the Cause of Unexpected Death

    (Received 18 June 1984; accepted 10 September 1984)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Thromboemboli were found diffusely throughout the pulmonary vasculature system of a 76-year-old white female who died unexpectedly 3 days following injury and repair of a left hip intracapsular fracture. A diffuse chronic nonspecific myocarditis with marked fat atrophy, an acute myocardial infaret of the posterior left ventricular papillary muscle, and an acute right lower lobe bronchopneumonia are believed to be the cause of death.


    Author Information:

    Perrot, LJ
    Clinical assistant, University of Arkansas for Medieal Sciences, Little Rock, AR

    Froede, RC
    Chief medical examiner, Chief of Forensic Sciences, and associate professor of pathology, University of Arizona Health Science Center, Tucson, AZ


    Stock #: JFS11812J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11812J

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    Title Bone Marrow Emboli Versus Fat Emboli as the Cause of Unexpected Death
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30