embolus

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an abnormal particle (e

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The injuries would not normally be expected to cause death, but sometimes we have a situation where fat embolus occurs and that's what happened.
Fatalities resulting from liposuction have been attributed to either mismanaged fluid replacement, perforated organs, or the most common reported cause, a blood clot or a fat embolus - globules of fat getting into the bloodstream.