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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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VARGAS SANABRIA, Maikel. Muerte súbita de origen neuropatológicos: (II parte). Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2009, vol.26, n.2, pp.53-72. ISSN 2215-5287.

In the first section of these report, on the previous edition of these magazine, it was discussed widely the concept of the neuropathological origen of the sudden death. Taking that preview this analysis was made from the autopsies and the neuropathological reports from 1998 to 2006 from the "Sección de Patología Forense" of costarican "Departamento de Medicina Legal" to establish the most frequent causes of death and the epidemiologic profile of the deceased. These to advice usefull aspects for the management of those cases by the involved staff. After reviewing the causes of death of 23099 autopsies made on the chosen period, 338 cases achived the definition of neuropathological sudden death proposed. In general there was found agreement between the findings on worldwide literature and the findings of our country during these period.

Keywords : Sudden death; non traumatic forensic neuropathology; secular aneurisms; epilepsy; venousarterial malformations; central nervous system neoplasias; non traumatic subarachnoid bleeding; bacterial meningitis; intraparenquimal haematoma.

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