Sudden Death due to Undiagnosed Wilms' Tumor in an Adult

    Volume 47, Issue 3 (May 2002)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 May 2002

    Page Count: 2


    Prahlow, JA
    Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend Center for Medical Education at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

    Barnard, JJ
    Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences and University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

    Oeberst, JL
    Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences and University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

    (Received 17 September 2001; accepted 10 September 2001)

    Abstract

    Sudden unexpected deaths due to natural causes constitute a large number of cases encountered by the forensic pathologist. In a majority of such cases, heart disease is responsible for sudden death. Rare disease entities resulting in sudden death are occasionally encountered and may not fit the classic epidemiological profile. We present a case of sudden death due to a previously undiagnosed Wilms' tumor (WT) in an adult. The pathology of WT is discussed, as is the topic of sudden death due to previously unrecognized malignancy.


    Paper ID: JFS15306J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS15306J

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    Title Sudden Death due to Undiagnosed Wilms' Tumor in an Adult
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    Committee E30