Korean J Leg Med.  2009 May;33(1):50-52.

Delayed Rupture of Traumatic Intracranial Aneurysm Developed by Minor Head Trauma

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Forensic Medicine, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwang-Ju, Korea. khs7998@naver.com
  • 2The Research Institute of Forensic Science, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwang-Ju, Korea.
  • 3Chonnam National University Law School, Gwang-Ju, Korea.
  • 4Center for Biomedical Human Resources, Chonnam National University, Gwang-ju, Korea.

Abstract

Traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage (tSAH) can be almost immediately fatal. However, sudden death due to tSAH caused by delayed aneurysmal rupture is very rare sequela of mild head trauma. We experienced a death case of a 47-year-old woman who had subarachnoid hemorrhage and intraventricular hemorrhage 3 days after head trauma. Delayed death after any kinds of trauma is important to forensic and legal aspects. Herein we report a case of fatal subarachnoid hemorrhage caused by delayed rupture of traumatic aneurysm.

Keyword

trauma; aneurysm; delayed rupture; subarachnoid hemorrhage

MeSH Terms

Aneurysm
Craniocerebral Trauma
Death, Sudden
Female
Head
Hemorrhage
Humans
Jurisprudence
Middle Aged
Rupture
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Traumatic
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