Scientific article
Case report

Discrepancy between coronary angiography and autopsy finding

Published inThe American journal of forensic medicine and pathology, vol. 33, no. 3, p. 247-249
Publication date2012

This article presents the case of a 71-year-old man who developed septic shock complicated by acute renal failure. Because of clinical suspicion of myocardial infarction, 24 hours before passing away, the patient had a coronary cineangiography. Limited incidences and views have been used to avoid contrast-induced nephropathy and no significant lesions were founded. However, the autopsy revealed significant stenosis of coronary arteries. This case report discusses the paradox of this finding.

  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Aged
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Cardiomegaly/pathology
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Stenosis/pathology
  • Fibrosis
  • Forensic Pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Multiple Organ Failure
  • Myocardium/pathology
  • Pneumonia/complications
  • Shock, Septic/etiology
Citation (ISO format)
SAXER, Till Alexandre, BURKHARDT, Karim, BENDJELID, Karim. Discrepancy between coronary angiography and autopsy finding. In: The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology, 2012, vol. 33, n° 3, p. 247–249. doi: 10.1097/PAF.0b013e3181dd5ba1
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ISSN of the journal0195-7910

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