What are the possible complications of cholesterol embolism syndrome?

Updated: Oct 25, 2019
  • Author: Lisa Kirkland, MD, FACP, FCCM, MSHA; Chief Editor: Vincent Lopez Rowe, MD  more...
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Cholesterol embolism can directly affect all organs except the lungs, resulting in complications that range from mild dysfunction to complete organ failure. Supportive care of organ dysfunction may be necessary and may include hemodialysis, bowel resection, cholecystectomy, and pancreatitis management.


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