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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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JIMENEZ PORRAS, Pamela  and  VARGAS SANABRIA, Maikel. Muerte súbita por malformación arteriovenosa cerebral rota: a propósito de un caso. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2016, vol.33, n.2, pp.143-150. ISSN 2215-5287.

Arteriovenous malformations (AVM) are abnormal communications between arteries and veins without an intervening capillary bed. Malformation nidus contains a tangled mass of vessels. These malformations can be asymptomatic or present with intracerebral hemorrhages or seizures. Bleeding usually preceded by a sudden onset of severe headache and can be fatal. Then the case of a male aged 36 presents with no known medical history, who said by telephone that he had a “headache”, was later found in his house by his wife and staff Cruz Red in cardiac arrest, he held a series of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) presented sinus rhythm and was taken to San Francisco de Asis, where he entered without vital signs Hospital, he performed several cycles of advanced CPR, he did not respond and declared deceased minutes then.

Keywords : Arteriovenous malformation; intracerebral hemorrhage; capillary bed; sudden death.

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