Fatal lower extremity varicose vein rupture

Ampanozi, Garyfalia; Preiss, Ulrich; Hatch, Gary M; Zech, Wolf Dieter; Ketterer, Thomas; Bolliger, Stephan; Thali, Michael J; Ruder, Thomas D (2011). Fatal lower extremity varicose vein rupture. Legal medicine, 13(2), pp. 87-90. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.legalmed.2010.11.002

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Varicose vein rupture is a rare cause of death, although varicosities are a common pathology. We present three cases of sudden death due to varicose vein rupture. After a review of the literature, the case circumstances and the findings of imaging examination, performed in two cases, are presented. One of them had undergone a post-mortem computed tomography angiography (PMCTA), and one a PMCTA as well as a post-mortem magnetic resonance (PMMR) imaging prior to conventional autopsy. One of the cases presented herein is, to our knowledge, the youngest known fatality due to varicose vein rupture.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine > Forensic Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine > Forensic Imaging
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Ampanozi, Garyfalia; Preiss, Ulrich; Hatch, Gary; Zech, Wolf-Dieter; Ketterer, Thomas; Bolliger, Stephan; Thali, Michael and Ruder, Thomas

ISSN:

1344-6223

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:10

Last Modified:

17 Jul 2014 13:42

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.legalmed.2010.11.002

PubMed ID:

21144790

Web of Science ID:

000287789700006

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/1546 (FactScience: 203321)

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