Death from renal cyst: Spontaneous or traumatic rupture?

Fabio De Giorgio, Juha Kaleva Rainio, Angelo 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. Copyright © 2006 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-195
Number of pages3
JournalTHE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FORENSIC MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY
Volume27
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Keywords

  • Forensic Pathology
  • Hematoma
  • Hemorrhage
  • Humans
  • Kidney Diseases
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Rib Fractures
  • Rupture
  • adult
  • artery rupture
  • article
  • autopsy
  • case report
  • cause of death
  • fatality
  • human
  • kidney cyst
  • kidney hemorrhage
  • kidney injury
  • kidney polycystic disease
  • male
  • sudden death, Cysts

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