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Cardiac rupture due to severe fatty infiltration in the right ventricular wall.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1919483     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An extremely rare case of sudden death caused by cardiac rupture due to severe fatty infiltration in the right ventricular myocardium is presented. The patient, a 74-year-old woman, had no history of chest trauma, hypertension, or pulmonary disease. The autopsy showed a small tear in the right ventricle and cardiac tamponade, but no coronary artery lesion. In the right ventricular myocardium, muscle fibers were definitely atrophic or absent, with massive fatty replacement. Fatty infiltration of the myocardium, if severe, can be a cause of serious cardiac dysfunction or, occasionally, sudden death.
I Kusano; T Shiraishi; R Morimoto; K Haba; R Yatani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic sciences     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0022-1198     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Forensic Sci.     Publication Date:  1991 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-11-21     Completed Date:  1991-11-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375370     Medline TA:  J Forensic Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1246-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, Mie University School, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / pathology*
Death, Sudden, Cardiac / etiology*
Heart Rupture / complications*,  mortality,  pathology
Heart Ventricles / pathology*

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