Fatal Intracranial Hemorrhage Following Pediatric Oral Surgical Procedure

    Volume 40, Issue 1 (January 1995)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 3


    Lifschultz, BD
    Clinical Assistant Professor in Forensic Pathology, Deputy Medical Examiner, Office of the Medical Examiner of Cook County, Chicago, IL

    Sturgis, CD
    Resident in Pathology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL

    Donoghue, ER
    Chief Medical Examiner, Office of the Medical Examiner of Cook County, Chicago, IL

    Kenney, JP
    Chief of Forensic Odontology, Office of the Medical Examiner of Cook County, Chicago, IL

    (Received 22 February 1994; accepted 16 June 1994)

    Abstract

    Deaths during dental and oral surgical procedures may lead to litigation alleging malpractice. For this reason, and because of their sudden and unexpected nature, they often come to the attention of forensic pathologists. We review the clinical and anatomic findings of a 3-year-old boy who expired following an oral surgical procedure in the temporomandibular region. During the operation, perforation of the base of the skull occurred causing laceration of a branch of the middle meningeal artery and fatal subdural and epidural bleeding.


    Paper ID: JFS13777J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13777J

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    Title Fatal Intracranial Hemorrhage Following Pediatric Oral Surgical Procedure
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