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Hamartomatous malformation of the left ventricle associated with sudden death.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7782757     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe unusual left ventricular cardiac lesions in a 17 year old boy who died suddenly during exertion. These consisted of two grossly evident regions of deficient myocardium, containing cavernous spaces which represented exaggerated intertrabecular regions of the left ventricular cavity. Dense fibro-elastotic tissue was deposited around these spaces along with a variable admixture of mature adipose tissue, fibrous tissue and blood vessels. The etiology of these presumably congenital developmental abnormalities is obscure. The lesions most probably represent a hamartomatous malformation, which is a poorly documented pathological entity.
M A Koponen; R Siegel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic sciences     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0022-1198     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Forensic Sci.     Publication Date:  1995 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-07-17     Completed Date:  1995-07-17     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:  495-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Fulton County Office of the Medical Examiner, Atlanta, GA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Death, Sudden, Cardiac / etiology*
Hamartoma / complications,  pathology*
Heart Diseases / complications,  pathology*
Heart Ventricles / pathology*

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