Death from renal cyst: spontaneous or traumatic rupture?

Fabio De Giorgio, Juha Kaleva Rainio, Arnaldo Carbone

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Abstract

We report an unusual death of an apparently healthy 56-year-old male due to massive hemorrhage caused by rupture of an artery in the wall of a solitary renal cyst, possibly after a relatively minor trauma. Fatalities due to spontaneous or posttraumatic rupture of renal cysts are extremely rare but can represent a potential danger for people with acquired cystic kidney disease. Our report describes results of the forensic investigation and discusses possible mechanisms of the rupture
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-195
Number of pages3
JournalTHE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FORENSIC MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • Death
  • Renal Cyst

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