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Rechtsmedizin

, Volume 22, Issue 6, pp 471–475 | Cite as

Ruptur einer zerebralen arteriovenösen Malformation

Plötzlicher Tod einer 16-Jährigen aus natürlicher Ursache
  • S. SchmidtEmail author
  • K. Varchmin-Schultheiß
  • H. Pfeiffer
  • A. Schmeling
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Zusammenfassung

Arteriovenöse Malformationen stellen Gefäßfehlbildungen dar, die durch einen arteriovenösen Shunt ohne regulär angelegtes Kapillarbett gekennzeichnet sind. Die Prävalenz von Hirnmanifestationen wird in der Literatur mit großer Variabilität angegeben. Hirnblutungen, die aus der Läsion einer zerebralen arteriovenösen Malformation resultieren und zum plötzlichen, unerwarteten Todeseintritt führen, werden im rechtsmedizinischen Obduktionsgut vergleichsweise selten beobachtet. Die forensische Bedeutung des Krankheitsbilds wird am Beispiel einer 16 Jahre alt gewordenen weiblichen Person dargestellt, die aus zunächst unerklärlichen Gründen tot im Badezimmer der Wohnung ihrer Eltern aufgefunden wurde.

Schlüsselwörter

Forensische Medizin Obduktion Histologie Intrakranielle Blutungen Gehirn 

Rupture of a cerebral arteriovenous malformation

Sudden death of a 16-year-old from natural causes

Abstract

Arteriovenous malformations are vascular anomalies characterised by the presence of an arteriovenous shunt in the absence of a normally structured capillary bed. The prevalence of manifestations in the brain is given in specialist literature with a high level of variability. Brain hemorrhages resulting from a lesion of a cerebral arteriovenous malformation and leading to sudden unexpected death are relatively seldom in forensic autopsy material. The forensic significance of this syndrome may be illustrated by the example of a 16-year-old female who was found dead in the bathroom of her parents’ home for reasons which were initially unexplained.

Keywords

Forensic medicine Autopsy Histology Intracranial hemorrhages Brain 

Notes

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Schmidt
    • 1
    Email author
  • K. Varchmin-Schultheiß
    • 1
  • H. Pfeiffer
    • 1
  • A. Schmeling
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für RechtsmedizinUniversitätsklinikum MünsterMünsterDeutschland

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