Sudden death in a case of sickle cell anemia: post-mortem computed tomography and autopsy correlation from a radiologist's perspective

Abdul Rashid, S. N.; Krauskopf, A.; Vonlanthen, B.; Thali, M. J.; Ruder, Thomas D. (2013). Sudden death in a case of sickle cell anemia: post-mortem computed tomography and autopsy correlation from a radiologist's perspective. Legal medicine, 15(4), pp. 213-216. Elsevier 10.1016/j.legalmed.2013.01.003

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Sickle cell anemia (SCA) is a hemolytic disease characterized by the production of abnormal hemoglobin chains and distorted red blood cell morphology or sickling. "Sickle cell crisis" includes vaso-occlusive crisis, a plastic crisis, sequestration crisis, haemolytic crisis and often culminating in serious complications, organ damage and even sudden death. Post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT) findings of sickle cell disease have never been reported in literature. This case of sudden death from acute hemolytic crisis in SCA where post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT) and autopsy findings complemented each other, both revealing findings invisible to the other and both crucial to the case.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic, Interventional and Paediatric Radiology

UniBE Contributor:

Ruder, Thomas

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1344-6223

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Aisha Stefania Mzinga

Date Deposited:

13 May 2014 09:58

Last Modified:

13 May 2014 09:58

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.legalmed.2013.01.003

PubMed ID:

23453001

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Sickle cell anemia, Acute hemolytic crisis, Post-mortem computed tomography, Autopsy

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/52406

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