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Sudden and unexpected death resulting from splenic artery aneurysm rupture: two case reports of pregnancy-related fatal rupture of splenic artery aneurysm.
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PMID:  12464808     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Rupture of a splenic artery aneurysm is a rare and usually catastrophic event, most commonly associated with pregnancy. In spite of increasingly common reliance on abdominal angiography, magnetic resonance imaging, and computerized tomography during the past quarter century, clinicians uncommonly recognize any of the various splanchnic arterial aneurysms absent premonitory signs or symptoms. Accordingly, rupture of a visceral aneurysm, including splenic artery aneurysm, typically presents as sudden, unexpected obtundation or death. As a consequence, the initial recognition and diagnosis of splenic artery aneurysm rupture take place only at autopsy. This report presents two such cases of sudden death resulting from splenic artery aneurysm in a pregnant woman and a postpartum woman, respectively.
Donna M Hunsaker; Staci Turner; John C Hunsaker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0195-7910     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-04     Completed Date:  2003-03-27     Revised Date:  2011-02-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8108948     Medline TA:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  338-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pathology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Kentucky, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Ruptured / complications*
Death, Sudden / etiology*
Pregnancy Complications*
Puerperal Disorders*
Rupture, Spontaneous / complications
Splenic Artery*

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