Coronary Artery Thromboembolism and Unexpected Death in Childhood and Adolescence

    Volume 40, Issue 4 (July 1995)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 3


    Stahl, J
    Anatomical Pathology Registrar and Anatomical Pathologist, Women's and Children's Hospital and University of Adelaide, North Adelaide, SA

    Santos, LD
    Anatomical Pathology Registrar, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Northern Territory

    Byard, RW
    Anatomical Pathology Registrar and Anatomical Pathologist, Women's and Children's Hospital and University of Adelaide, North Adelaide, SA

    (Received 7 November 1994; accepted 2 January 1995)

    Abstract

    Two cases of unexpected death in childhood and adolescence associated with coronary artery thromboembolism are reported involving a 6-year-old girl with acute rheumatic fever and left ventricular vegetations, and an 18-year-old adolescent with Down syndrome and congenital heart disease. Although coronary artery thromboembolism is rarely reported in childhood or adolescence, these cases demonstrate that careful examination of the coronary arteries during pediatric autopsy may be helpful in determining factors contributing to death, even at quite young ages. This is particularly so in the presence of predisposing cardiac pathology.


    Paper ID: JFS13833J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13833J

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    Title Coronary Artery Thromboembolism and Unexpected Death in Childhood and Adolescence
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