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Journal of Trauma and Injury 2014;27(4):224-228.
Fatal Pulmonary Thromboembolism after a Pelvic Ring Injury: A Case Report
Joon Woo Kim, Chang Wug Oh, Hyung Sub Kim, Hee June Kim
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Regional Trauma Center, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, Korea. orthopedics@naver.com
골반환 손상 후 발생한 치명적인 폐색전증: 증례보고
김준우, 오창욱, 김형섭, 김희준
경북대학교 의학전문대학원 정형외과학교실, 권역 외상센터
Received: 12 November 2014   • Revised: 26 December 2014   • Accepted: 4 December 2014
Abstract
Pelvic ring and acetabular fractures are major high-energy trauma injuries and are often associated with other injuries or fractures. In particular, a venous thromboembolism is an important common complication in trauma patients with pelvic or acetabular fractures. We report a case of a fatal pulmonary thromboembolism after a pelvic fracture in a 60-year-old female patient.
Key Words: Pelvic fracture; Venous thromboembolism


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