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Sudden death due to ruptured pseudoaneurysm of femoral artery in injected drug abusers - Report of four cases at autopsy and review of literature.
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PMID:  24485433     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Pseudoaneurysm in injected drug abusers occurs due to traumatic damage by the repeated injections and infections. It most commonly involves the femoral artery that requires intensive management. When medical attention is delayed, the victim is prone to have massive bleeding from the ruptured artery, resulting in death. Although pseudoaneurysms in injected drug abusers are known, there is paucity of autopsy study on sudden deaths due to its rupture. We report four such cases with different presentations of the pseudoaneurysm that had ruptured spontaneously. The paper highlights the case history and autopsy findings of these cases with review of literature of this catastrophic event in injected drug abusers.
C Behera; Sunil Naagar; Karthik Krishna; Danesh R Taraporewalla; G V Garudadhri; Kulbhushan Prasad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-12-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic and legal medicine     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1878-7487     ISO Abbreviation:  J Forensic Leg Med     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-02-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101300022     Medline TA:  J Forensic Leg Med     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  107-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd and Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine. All rights reserved.
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