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Title: Fatal Acute Hemorrhagic Bowel Infarction Caused by Mesenteric Venous Thrombosis
Authors: Supawon Srettabunjong
Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
Keywords: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology;Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2018
Citation: Journal of Forensic Sciences. Vol.63, No.1 (2018), 305-308
Abstract: © 2017 American Academy of Forensic Sciences Acute mesenteric venous thrombosis (MVT) is a rare, but life-threatening medical phenomenon. MVT is normally characterized by insidious onset, with nonspecific signs and symptoms. A high index of clinical suspicion is required for diagnosis, and emergency surgery is necessary to optimize the chances of patient survival, especially in the people aged more than 70 years. Surprisingly, based on my review of the literature, no fatal acute MVT case has been reported in the forensic literature. All reported such cases have been documented in medical literature, and most of them have been associated with underlying risk factors for venous thrombosis, such as hypercoagulable state, certain cancers, and stasis of the blood flow. Here, I report the case of a sudden unexpected death due to extensive intestinal ischemia and infarction with massive abdominal hemorrhage caused by acute MVT in a 72-year-old man without known underlying risk factors.
ISSN: 15564029
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2018

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