Volume 45, Issue 4 (July 2000)

    Unexpected Sudden Death from Coronary Sinus Thrombosis. An Unsual Complication of Central Venous Catheterization

    (Received 13 August 1999; accepted 29 September 1999)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Coronary sinus thrombosis is an unusual but potentially serious complication of the use of central venous devices. We report a fatal case of coronary sinus thrombosis in relation to a malpositioned central venous catheter. The death occurred very soon following the beginning of symptoms and the cause could not be suspected. Direct trauma of the catheter on the coronary sinus endothelium seems the most probable cause of the thrombosis.


    Author Information:

    Rodríguez-Núñez, A
    University Hospital of Santiago de Compostela,

    Muñoz, JI
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Santiago de Compostela,

    Suárez-Peñaranda, JM

    Concheiro-Carro, L
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Santiago de Compostela,

    Martínez Soto, MI
    University Hospital of Santiago de Compostela,

    Rodríguez-Calvo, M
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Santiago de Compostela,

    Rico-Boquete, R
    Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Santiago de Compostela,


    Stock #: JFS14799J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14799J

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    Title Unexpected Sudden Death from Coronary Sinus Thrombosis. An Unsual Complication of Central Venous Catheterization
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