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Fatal Pulmonary Thromboembolism after a Pelvic Ring Injury: A Case Report
Joon Woo Kim, Chang Wug Oh, Hyung Sub Kim, Hee June Kim
Journal of Trauma and Injury 2014;27(4):224-228
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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Regional Trauma Center, Kyungpook National University Hospital, Daegu, Korea. orthopedics@naver.com
Received: 12 November 2014   • Revised: 26 December 2014   • Accepted: 4 December 2014

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.

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