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Title: Fatal Massive Pulmonary Embolism Following a Minor Ankle Injury as a Rare Cause of Sudden Unexpected Death: A Case Report
Authors: Supawon Srettabunjong
Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2019
Citation: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Vol.58, No.4 (2019), 792-794
Abstract: © 2018 the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons Venous thromboembolism is a condition that includes both deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary thromboembolism. Pulmonary thromboembolism is a condition that is familiar to forensic pathologists for its common cause of sudden unexpected death. Fatal pulmonary thromboembolism following deep vein thrombosis has been previously reported as a consequence of major ankle injury but not following minor ankle injury. Here, I report the case of sudden unexpected death in a 54-year-old female without known underlying risk factors for venous thromboembolism, except for a history of minor injury at her left ankle, which possibly caused local vascular wall damage with subsequent deep vein thrombosis and eventual massive pulmonary thromboembolism.
ISSN: 15422224
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2019

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