Neoplastic spread after trauma: natural death or manslaughter?

Fabio De Giorgio, Arnaldo Capelli, Vincenzo Arena, Francesco Ausania, Luca Valerio

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We report an unusual death of a seemingly healthy 26-year-old man due to diffuse metastasization of adrenal paraganglioma caused by rupture of the primitive tumour with subsequent massive haemorrhage after a relatively minor trauma. Our report describes the results of forensic investigation and discusses the possible mechanisms of metastasization.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-102
Number of pages3
JournalMedicine, Science and the Law
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • paraganglioma
  • trauma


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