Unexpected natural death secondary to intra-abdominal bleeding: report of one idiopathic spontaneous intraperitoneal hemorrhage case.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_10B155B5734F
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Etude de cas (case report): rapporte une observation et la commente brièvement.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Unexpected natural death secondary to intra-abdominal bleeding: report of one idiopathic spontaneous intraperitoneal hemorrhage case.
Périodique
Forensic Science International
Auteur(s)
Dedouit F., Piercecchi-Marti M.D., Leonetti G., Rougé D., Telmon N.
ISSN
1872-6283 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0379-0738
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2012
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
214
Numéro
1-3
Pages
e43-e46
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
Résumé
A 39-year-old woman was found dead at home. She was single, foreign national, chronic alcoholic, and had given shelter to a compatriot for three days. This man found the deceased in her bed, after a night of heavy drinking. The emergency medical team observed numerous recent blue ecchymoses of the upper limbs. Because of the unclear circumstances, a medicolegal autopsy was ordered by the public prosecutor. Massive hemoperitoneum was diagnosed with no visible internal traumatic injury. Autopsy revealed hepatic and pancreatic abnormalities secondary to chronic alcoholism, which were confirmed by pathological study. The source of the hemoperitoneum was not identified despite careful visceral and vascular examination. The authors concluded that death was secondary to idiopathic spontaneous hemoperitoneum or abdominal apoplexy. The forensic literature on unexpected death due to massive nontraumatic intra-abdominal hemorrhage in association with liver cirrhosis is sparse, with only five cases reported, including the present case.
Mots-clé
Adult, Alcoholism/complications, Fatal Outcome, Female, Hemoperitoneum/pathology, Hemorrhage/pathology, Humans, Liver Cirrhosis/pathology, Pancreatitis, Chronic/pathology, Peritoneal Diseases/pathology
Pubmed
Web of science
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12/01/2016 11:23
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20/08/2019 13:37
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