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Sudden death from myocardial contusion following an isolated blunt force trauma to the chest.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11724437     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac contusion is a common concomitant injury in blunt, non-penetrating chest trauma and is mostly a benign disorder which remains undiagnosed. In the case presented, a young man sustained a single blunt trauma to the chest from falling pieces of a wooden wheel and died at the scene. Among other findings, the autopsy revealed a circumscribed detachment of the coronary arteries on the anterior side of the heart. The most unusual findings were lacerations of the vessel wall layers in these areas which could already be seen at the autopsy and were proven by histological examination.
M Darok; C Beham-Schmid; R Gatternig; P Roll
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of legal medicine     Volume:  115     ISSN:  0937-9827     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Legal Med.     Publication Date:  2001 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-11-28     Completed Date:  2002-02-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9101456     Medline TA:  Int J Legal Med     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Graz, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Death, Sudden, Cardiac*
Heart Injuries / physiopathology*
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / physiopathology*

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