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Hepatic hemangioendothelioma presenting as sudden unexpected death in infancy: a case report.
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PMID:  20465426     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract The classification of an unexpected infant death as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) depends upon a complete autopsy, death scene investigation, and review of medical history to exclude known causes of death. Death from occult neoplastic disease in infancy is extremely rare but is within the broad differential diagnosis of SIDS. We report the sudden and unexpected death of a 1-month-old infant from a hepatic (infantile) hemangioendothelioma. The physiologic mechanism of death was likely cardiac failure induced by the circulatory demands of this large vascular tumor and respiratory compromise from diaphragmatic thoracic incursion. The clinical progression and pathology of these relatively common tumors of infant livers are extremely variable. This case dramatically illustrates the potential for fatal outcome of this tumor, as well as the need for autopsy to determine the cause of sudden and unexpected death in an infant.
Johan Dempers; Shabbir Ahmed Wadee; Theonia Boyd; Colleen Wright; Hein J Odendaal; Mary Ann Sens; Prenatal Alcohol And Sids And Stillbirth Pass Network
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-05-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric and developmental pathology : the official journal of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the Paediatric Pathology Society     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1093-5266     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Dev. Pathol.     Publication Date:    2011 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9809673     Medline TA:  Pediatr Dev Pathol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  71-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
1 Division of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, Department of Pathology and Western Cape Forensic Pathology Services, Faculty of Health Science, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, South Africa.
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