Cot death is the commonest form of death among babies in the first year of life. The authors report the unusual case of a 2-month-old female infant dying suddenly and unexpectedly in whom a postmortem histological examination demonstrated a cardiac multifocal Purkinje cell tumor. Necroscopy studies of sudden infant death should always include an accurate histological examination of the cardiac conduction system and brainstem using serial sections.

Multifocal cardiac Purkinje cell tumor in infancy / G. Ottaviani, L. Matturri, L. Rossi, A.M. Lavezzi, T.N. James. - In: EUROPACE. - ISSN 1099-5129. - 6:2(2004 Mar), pp. 138-141. [10.1016/j.eupc.2003.10.002]

Multifocal cardiac Purkinje cell tumor in infancy

G. Ottaviani;L. Matturri;A.M. Lavezzi;
2004

Abstract

Cot death is the commonest form of death among babies in the first year of life. The authors report the unusual case of a 2-month-old female infant dying suddenly and unexpectedly in whom a postmortem histological examination demonstrated a cardiac multifocal Purkinje cell tumor. Necroscopy studies of sudden infant death should always include an accurate histological examination of the cardiac conduction system and brainstem using serial sections.
Purkinje cell tumor ; sudden infant death ; crib death ; cardiac conduction system
Settore MED/08 - Anatomia Patologica
mar-2004
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