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Calcified myocardial necrosis in pediatric patients after cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
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PMID:  23264200     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report three autopsy cases of wide-spread myocardial necrosis with calcification in pediatric patients after temporary generalized hypoxia and initially successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but subsequent in-hospital death. Autopsy and histological workup in all three cases showed multiple circumscribed calcified and necrotic areas in progressive stages of organization within the myocardium. We conclude that these macro- and microscopic autopsy features appear to be related to reperfusion injuries in children as a consequence of hypoxic-ischemic changes occurring in the peri- and postresuscitation period.
Authors:
Claas T Buschmann; Werner Stenzel; Hubert Martin; Frank L Heppner; Saskia S Guddat; Michael Tsokos
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-12-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Forensic science, medicine, and pathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1556-2891     ISO Abbreviation:  Forensic Sci Med Pathol     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
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Created Date:  2012-12-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101236111     Medline TA:  Forensic Sci Med Pathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences, Charité, Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Turmstr. 21, Building N, 10559, Berlin, Germany, claas.buschmann@charite.de.
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