Sudden death in a child with Carpenter Syndrome. Case report and literature review

  • Jeanette M. Ramos
  • Gregory J. Davis
  • John C. HunsakerIII
  • M. Gregory Balko
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s12024-009-9128-2

Cite this article as:
Ramos, J.M., Davis, G.J., Hunsaker, J.C. et al. Forensic Sci Med Pathol (2009) 5: 313. doi:10.1007/s12024-009-9128-2

Abstract

Carpenter syndrome (Acrocephalopolysyndactyly type II) is a rare disorder characterized by acrocephaly, mental retardation, congenital heart disease, syndactyly, preaxial polydactyly, obesity, cryptorchidism, hypogenitalism, bony abnormalities, and umbilical hernia. We present a case of unexpected death of a 7-year-old boy with Carpenter Syndrome complicated by twin and premature birth as well as repaired congenital heart disease.

Keywords

Forensic pathology Carpenter syndrome Acrocephalopolysyndactyly type II Sudden natural death Congenital heart disease Medicolegal autopsy 

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© Humana Press 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeanette M. Ramos
    • 1
  • Gregory J. Davis
    • 1
    • 2
  • John C. HunsakerIII
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Gregory Balko
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineUniversity of Kentucky College of MedicineLexingtonUSA
  2. 2.Office of the Associate Chief Medical ExaminerCentralized Laboratory FacilityFrankfortUSA
  3. 3.Medical Legal Consultants, Inc.Forensic NeuropathologyFort Wright41011-3612

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