10 - Sudden Natural Death Part3

10 - Sudden Natural Death Part3 - CNS The most common...

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CNS The most common causes of death are: Epilepsy Subarachnoid hemorrhage Intracerebral hemorrhage Meningitis tumours
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Epilepsy Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy is a term used when a person with epilepsy suddenly dies, , in whom a postmortem examination fails to uncover a gross anatomical, toxicological or environmental cause of death. Death in an epileptic patient could be by asphyxia during a fit in bed when the face is pressed into the pillow. Also it may cause due to traumatic deaths because of fits occurring when pt in some vulnerable position. Antiepileptic drug overdose
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Autopsy Should always include a search for bites on the tip and distal tongue which suggest fit. Examination of Brain is essential : to search for any cause of post-traumatic epilepsy On Heart Ex : patchy myocardial fibrosis caused by episodic hypoxia from apnea from fits .
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Subarachnoid hemorrhage SAH is a very serious neurological emergeny and it is the fourth most common intracranial cause of death. This may occur spontaneously , or may result from head injury . 85% of spontaneous SAH is caused by
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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10 - Sudden Natural Death Part3 - CNS The most common...

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