Dissecting Coronary Artery Aneurysm: A Report of Two Cases

    Volume 24, Issue 1 (January 1979)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 1979

    Page Count: 8


    Sopher, IM
    Medical examiners, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of West Virginia, South Charleston, W. Va.

    Taylor, MB
    Medical examiners, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of West Virginia, South Charleston, W. Va.

    Pisano, RV
    Medical examiners, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of West Virginia, South Charleston, W. Va.

    (Received 21 March 1978; accepted 1 May 1978)

    Abstract

    Dissecting aneurysm of a coronary artery is an unusual occurrence, with a review of the literature revealing only 32 cases. Because this process results in sudden and unexpected death, frequently in young individuals, such cases often fall within the jurisdiction of the medical examiner. This paper reports two cases of coronary artery dissection seen at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of West Virginia, during a recent six-week period. A review of the literature concerning this unusual entity is also presented.


    Paper ID: JFS10785J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10785J

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    Title Dissecting Coronary Artery Aneurysm: A Report of Two Cases
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