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Fibrocartilaginous embolism

Other Names for this Disease
  • Embolism, fibrocartilaginous
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How might fibrocartilaginous embolism be treated?

Unfortunately, there is no cure for the symptoms associated with this condition. Common treatments for fibrocartilaginous embolism (FCE) have included intravenous steroids, intravenous heparin, and plasma exchange. However, no treatment has had a recognized impact on symptoms. The possibility that these treatments may have prevented further worsening or recurrence may still be considered.[1]
Last updated: 3/24/2011

  1. F. J. Mateena,b, P. A. Monradb, A. N. Leep Hunderfundb, C. E. Robertsonb and E. J. Sorenson. Clinically suspected fibrocartilaginous embolism: clinical characteristics, treatments, and outcomes. European Journal of Neurology. 2011; 18:218-225.