cotton-fiber embolism

cot·ton-fi·ber em·bo·lism

embolism by cotton fibers from sterile gauze used in intravenous medication or transfusion; may form as foreign body granulomas in small pulmonary arteries.
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cot·ton-fi·ber em·bol·ism

(kot'ŏn-fī'bĕr em'bŏ-lizm)
Embolism by cotton fibers from sterile gauze used in intravenous medication or transfusion; may form as foreign body granulomas in small pulmonary arteries.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012