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Fatal traumatic rupture of an aortic aneurysm of the sinus of Valsalva: an autopsy case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11118758     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This report describes an autopsy case of a rare type of aortic sinus of Valsalva aneurysm, which caused fatal rupture from a blunt chest impact. A 51-year-old male was hit in the chest with a fist, lost consciousness after about 15min and died after approximately 7h. The postmortem examination revealed a large saccular aneurysm of the right coronary sinus bulging on the right atrium, which had a full laceration causing pericardial hematoma (cardiac tamponade). A related chest wall injury was observed in the right outer mammary region. A rare type of bulging onto the right atrium and subsequent sclerosis of the right coronary artery appeared to have greatly contributed to the fatal rupture.
Authors:
B L Zhu; L Quan; K Ishida; M Taniguchi; S Oritani; Y Kamikodai; M Q Fujita; H Maeda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Forensic science international     Volume:  116     ISSN:  0379-0738     ISO Abbreviation:  Forensic Sci. Int.     Publication Date:  2001 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-26     Completed Date:  2001-02-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7902034     Medline TA:  Forensic Sci Int     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Legal Medicine, Osaka City University Medical School, Asahi-machi 1-4-3, Abeno, Osaka 545-8585, Japan. baolizhu@med.osaka-cu.ac.jp
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aortic Rupture / diagnosis,  etiology*,  pathology
Autopsy
Coronary Vessels / injuries,  pathology
Fatal Outcome
Forensic Medicine*
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Resuscitation / adverse effects
Sinus of Valsalva / injuries*,  pathology

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