Spontaneous Cerebellar Hemorrhage in Children

    Volume 48, Issue 1 (January 2003)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 2003

    Page Count: 3


    Sampson, BA
    Office of Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York, New York, New York

    Rosen, RS
    Office of Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York, New York, New York

    Armbrustmacher, V
    Office of Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York, New York, New York

    (Received 19 July 2002; accepted 13 July 2002)

    Abstract

    Spontaneous cerebellar hemorrhages are a rare but often fatal occurrence in children. Although there are several predisposing factors such as blood dyscrasias or astrocytomas, the most common cause of cerebellar hemorrhage in an otherwise healthy child is the rupture of a vascular malformation. We reviewed the files of the Office of Chief Medical Examiner of the City of New York and found four such instances over a period of less than two years. We present these here and outline the approach the forensic pathologist should take in evaluating such deaths.


    Paper ID: JFS2002171

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS2002171

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    Title Spontaneous Cerebellar Hemorrhage in Children
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    Committee E30