Ruptured pseudo-aneurysm of a femoral artery in a drug abuser revealed by post-mortem CT angiography.

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serval:BIB_145578C2A867
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Title
Ruptured pseudo-aneurysm of a femoral artery in a drug abuser revealed by post-mortem CT angiography.
Journal
International journal of legal medicine
Author(s)
Michaud K., Grabherr S., Lesta M.del M., Augsburger M., Doenz F., Mangin P.
ISSN
1437-1596 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0937-9827
Publication state
Published
Issued date
07/2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
127
Number
4
Pages
819-823
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
A 35-year-old drug addict was found dead in a public toilet with a ruptured groin, which was later diagnosed to be a leaking pseudo-aneurysm. Investigation at the scene revealed impressive external hemorrhage related to a groin wound. Post-mortem computed tomography angiography demonstrated an aneurysm of the right femoral artery with leak of contrast liquid. Signs of blood loss were evident at autopsy, and histological examination revealed necrosis and rupture of the pseudo-aneurysm. Toxicological analyses were positive for methadone, cocaine, citalopram, and benzodiazepines. This is the first case report in the literature of a ruptured femoral pseudo-aneurysm with a post-mortem radiological diagnosis.
Keywords
Adult, Aneurysm, False/diagnostic imaging, Aneurysm, False/pathology, Female, Femoral Artery/diagnostic imaging, Femoral Artery/injuries, Femoral Artery/pathology, Forensic Pathology, Groin, Hemorrhage/etiology, Humans, Imaging, Three-Dimensional, Rupture/diagnostic imaging, Rupture/pathology, Substance Abuse, Intravenous/complications, Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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