Silent bony calcification of coronaries in an adolescent – an unusual case

Murty, Om Prakash and Mun, Kein Seong and Hussin, Huzlinda (2008) Silent bony calcification of coronaries in an adolescent – an unusual case. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 15 (1). pp. 37-41. ISSN 1752-928X, DOI

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This is a case report of 16-year-old adolescent school boy who died due to unusual calcification of coronary arteries. He died while cycling with his friends. While cycling fast he fell. He was brought dead to hospital. At times unsuspected cardiac lesions cause sudden death during extraneous physical activities in healthy persons. Sudden death in adolescents is not very common. It is an unusual case as apparently healthy adolescent boy actively participating in sports had stony hard coronary arteries. The coronaries showed advanced calcification and early bone formation. The myocardial septum had extensive fibrosis. The pathogenesis and other possible similar conditions are also discussed in the report. © 2006.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Death in sports; Adolescent sudden death; Unusual calcification of coronaries; Bone formation in coronary arteries
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2020 04:25
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2020 04:25

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