Death after Sexual Intercourse

Braun, Christian Tasso; Ricklin, Meret; Pauli, Andreina; Ott, Daniel; Exadaktylos, Aristomenis; Pfortmueller, Carmen A (2015). Death after Sexual Intercourse. Case reports in emergency medicine, 2015, p. 646438. Hindawi Publishing Corporation 10.1155/2015/646438

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Sexuality is an essential aspect of quality of life. Nevertheless, sexual intercourse is physically challenging and leads to distinct changes in blood pressure, heart, and respiratory rate that may lead to vital complications. We present a case report of a 22-year-old female suffering from subarachnoid hemorrhage after sexual intercourse. The patient was immediately transported to hospital by emergency medical services and, after diagnosis, transferred to a tertiary hospital with neurosurgical expertise but died within 24 hours. After postcoital headaches, subarachnoid hemorrhage is the second most common cause of neurological complications of sexual intercourse and therefore patients admitted to an emergency department with headache after sexual intercourse should always be carefully evaluated by cerebral imaging.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > University Emergency Center
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic, Interventional and Paediatric Radiology

UniBE Contributor:

Braun, Christian Tasso; Ricklin, Meret; Ott, Daniel and Exadaktylos, Aristomenis

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

2090-648X

Publisher:

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Language:

English

Submitter:

Aisha Stefania Mzinga

Date Deposited:

17 Mar 2016 10:57

Last Modified:

17 Mar 2016 10:57

Publisher DOI:

10.1155/2015/646438

PubMed ID:

26697238

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.77178

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/77178

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