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Fatal lower extremity varicose vein rupture.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21144790     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Varicose vein rupture is a rare cause of death, although varicosities are a common pathology. We present three cases of sudden death due to varicose vein rupture. After a review of the literature, the case circumstances and the findings of imaging examination, performed in two cases, are presented. One of them had undergone a post-mortem computed tomography angiography (PMCTA), and one a PMCTA as well as a post-mortem magnetic resonance (PMMR) imaging prior to conventional autopsy. One of the cases presented herein is, to our knowledge, the youngest known fatality due to varicose vein rupture.
Garyfalia Ampanozi; Ulrich Preiss; Gary M Hatch; Wolf Dieter Zech; Thomas Ketterer; Stephan Bolliger; Michael J Thali; Thomas D Ruder
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-12-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Legal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1873-4162     ISO Abbreviation:  Leg Med (Tokyo)     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100889186     Medline TA:  Leg Med (Tokyo)     Country:  Ireland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  87-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Center of Forensic Imaging and Virtopsy, Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bern, Buehlstrasse 20, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland.
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