Delayed Fatal Hemothorax Due to Traumatic Carotid Dissection: A Case Report of a Previously Unreported Cause of Death

    Volume 39, Issue 2 (March 1994)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 5


    Kaplan, JA
    Office of the New Hampshire Chief Medical Examiner, Concord, NH

    (Received 22 June 1993; accepted 8 September 1993)

    Abstract

    A unique case of delayed fatal hemothorax in a 12-year-old girl resulting from atypical dissection of a traumatic carotid aneurysm is reported, due to occult neck trauma received in a sledding accident which occurred one week prior to death. Aspects of traumatic carotid dissection and forensic implications of delayed presentation of such findings in the setting of occult trauma are discussed.


    Paper ID: JFS13629J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13629J

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    Title Delayed Fatal Hemothorax Due to Traumatic Carotid Dissection: A Case Report of a Previously Unreported Cause of Death
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