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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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JIMENEZ PORRAS, Pamela  and  VARGAS SANABRIA, Maikel. Aneurisma ateroesclerótico roto de la arteria carótida interna izquierda intracerebral. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2017, vol.34, n.1, pp.319-324. ISSN 2215-5287.

Cerebral aneurysms are arterial lesions characterized by weakening and expansion of a segment of blood vessel.

The most common location is in the bifurcations of the arteries of the circle of Willis and the rupture produces a subarachnoid hemorrhage, which can cause death¹. This article describes the case of a woman of 62 years without pathological or traumatic personal history known, according to the report of death investigation, he vanished while bathing and was declared dead at the scene. After the forensic autopsy, it was found as the cause of death atherosclerotic aneurysm rupture of the left internal carotid artery.

Keywords : Aneurysm; Subarachnoid hemorrhage; cerebral aneurysm; atherosclerotic.

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