Volume 49, Issue 1 (January 2004)

    Sudden Unexpected Death Due to a Brainstem Glioma in an Adult

    (Received 10 May 2003; accepted 24 August 2003)

    Published Online: December


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    Sudden death due to undiagnosed central nervous system tumors is an uncommon, but well-described occurrence. Most of the tumors in these circumstances are supratentorial and occur in a wide spectrum of ages. Brainstem tumors are more rare and occur predominantly in the pediatric and adolescent populations. We present the case of a 48-year-old man who died suddenly and unexpectedly of a brainstem glioma. This case is unusual because of his age and the paucity of antecedent symptoms.

    Author Information:

    Dolinak, D
    Dallas County Medical Examiner Department, Dallas, TX

    Matshes, E
    Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

    Waghray, R
    Calgary Laboratory Services and University of Calgary Department of Pathology, Calgary, Alberta

    Stock #: JFS2003151

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS2003151

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    Title Sudden Unexpected Death Due to a Brainstem Glioma in an Adult
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30