Sudden death after medullary infarction - A case report

Yuh Jen Wang, Han Hwa Hu

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摘要

Sudden death in a stable medullary infarction case frequently induces legal problems. Currently, the etiology of the most reported cases are not known because autopsy is rare. Here, we report one female patient with medullary infarction who experienced a sudden cardiopulmonary arrest during a brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study. The blood flow changes on the MRI indicated that her death resulted from the sudden collapse of systemic circulation. Dysautonomia, or sudden respiratory arrest resulting from brainstem dysfunction, was suspected. In this report, we present her cranial MRI findings and discuss the possible pathophysiology after reviewing the relevant literature. We also recommend certain tests for patients with medullary infarction to prevent the risk of sudden unexpected deaths.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)578-581
頁數4
期刊Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
29
發行號10
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 十月 1 2013
對外發佈Yes

指紋

Sudden Death
Infarction
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Primary Dysautonomias
Heart Arrest
Brain Stem
Autopsy
Brain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Sudden death after medullary infarction - A case report. / Wang, Yuh Jen; Hu, Han Hwa.

於: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences, 卷 29, 編號 10, 01.10.2013, p. 578-581.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

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