Volume 34, Issue 3 (May 1989)

    Cardiac Rhabdomyoma Presenting as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

    (Received 14 June 1988; accepted 25 July 1988)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    A case of cardiac rhabdomyoma presenting as sudden infant death in a four-and-one-half month-old infant is reported. The child was the product of an essentially uncomplicated pregnancy and enjoyed good health before his unexpected, sudden death. Autopsy examination revealed the presence of multiple cardiac lesions which histologically were diagnosed as rhabdomyomas. Death was attributed to fatal cardiac arrhythmia caused by the tumor. To the authors' knowledge this represents the first reported case in the forensic science literature of death as a result of cardiac rhabdomyoma presenting as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).


    Author Information:

    Rigle, DA
    Senior resident and junior resident, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center, St. Paul, MN

    McGee, MB
    Medical examiner, Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office, St. Paul, MN

    David Dexter, R
    Senior resident and junior resident, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center, St. Paul, MN


    Stock #: JFS12694J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12694J

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    Title Cardiac Rhabdomyoma Presenting as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
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    Committee E30