International Urogynecology Journal

, Volume 8, Issue 6, pp 377–380 | Cite as

Adipose tissue and lipid droplet embolism following periurethral injection of autologous fat: Case report and review of the literature

  • I. Currie
  • H. P. Drutz
  • J. Deck
  • D. Oxorn
Case Report


The authors present a case of a death associated with pulmonary adipose tissue and lipid droplet embolism following autologous fat harvesting, periurethral injection and videocystourethroscopy for the treatment of recurrent genuine stress incontinence.


Autologous fat Fat embolism Periurethral injection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Currie
    • 1
  • H. P. Drutz
    • 1
  • J. Deck
    • 2
  • D. Oxorn
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic SurgeryUniversity of Toronto, Mount Sinai HospitalToronto
  2. 2.Forensic Pathology Branch Coroner’s BuildingToronto
  3. 3.Department of Anesthesia, Sunnybrook HospitalUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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