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Vertebral artery rupture in a sudden death case after mild trauma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18725790     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of subarachnoid hemorrhage at the skull base with possible rupture of a vertebral artery, and we present a new method to investigate rupture of this artery. In this method, the brain stem and cerebrum are divided with ligation of the internal carotid artery and basilar artery, and milk is injected from the original part of the vessel to find the rupture. We show that this method is particularly useful for cases of subarachnoid hemorrhage at the skull base in which there may be rupture of a vertebral artery.
Hiroshi Ikegaya; Daisuke Yajima; Hirotaro Iwase
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1533-404X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-26     Completed Date:  2008-10-21     Revised Date:  2012-10-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8108948     Medline TA:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  276-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Legal Medicine, Graduate school of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba-shi, Chiba, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Autopsy / methods*
Death, Sudden / etiology*
Forensic Pathology / methods
Rupture / diagnosis
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / pathology
Vertebral Artery / injuries*,  pathology*
Comment In:
Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2012 Sep;33(3):e9   [PMID:  22549304 ]

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