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Korean Journal of Legal Medicine 2019;43(2):81-85.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.7580/kjlm.2019.43.2.81    Published online May 31, 2019.
Sudden Death due to Rupture of Pulmonary Trunk Aneurysm in a Patient with Eisenmenger Syndrome.
Sun Zoo Kim, SangHan Lee
1Department of Pathology, Pohang Semyeong Christianity Hospital, Pohang, Korea.
2Department of Forensic Medicine, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea. sanghan1@knu.ac.kr
Abstract
Proximal pulmonary artery aneurysms and dissection are rare and life-threatening conditions, which are usually detected only during autopsy examination in cases of sudden death. These pathological entities often occur as complications of chronic pulmonary hypertension and most commonly result from pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with various congenital cardiac lesions involving left-to-right shunting. This study describes an autopsy case of a 38-year-old man who was diagnosed with Eisenmenger syndrome 5 years prior to sudden death secondary to cardiac tamponade following a ruptured pulmonary trunk aneurysm.
Key Words: Eisenmenger syndrome, Sudden death, Pulmonary hypertension, Autopsy
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