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Unexpected infant death due to hypoplastic left heart syndrome: A case report.
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PMID:  21940189     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A female infant was found unresponsive at home. The mother alleged that she delivered the baby at home 13days prior to the death. The mother did not have any prenatal examinations during the pregnancy and the infant was not examined by a doctor until death. The autopsy revealed that the cause of death was hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) and the infant's chest showed bilateral breast enlargement. Forensic pathologists may encounter very rare pathological findings with unexpected infant deaths. Some, like HLHS, are serious congenital heart defects related to the cause of death, and others are unique phenomena unrelated to the cause of death such as breast swelling and discharge called "witch's milk." In this case, we observed both findings.
Yoshie Hayashizaki; Kiyotaka Usui; Takuya Moriya; Masaki Hashiyada; Akihito Usui; Yoshiyuki Hosokai; Yusuke Kawasumi; Haruo Saito; Masato Funayama
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Legal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-4162     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-9-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100889186     Medline TA:  Leg Med (Tokyo)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Division of Forensic Medicine, Department of Public Health and Forensic Medicine, Tohoku University School of Medicine, 2-1 Seiryo, Sendai 980-8575, Japan.
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