Cuadernos de Medicina Forense
versión impresa ISSN 1135-7606
SUBIRANA DOMENECH, M. et al. Sudden death in a male due to undiagnosed astrocytoma. Cuad. med. forense [online]. 2011, vol.17, n.3, pp.145-148. ISSN 1135-7606. http://dx.doi.org/10.4321/S1135-76062011000300006.
Brain tumors are seldom studied in forensic pathology services and they are seen in circumstances such as sudden unexpected death or in malpractice complaints. In most cases they are incidental findings, like meningioma, and in few cases they are the cause of death. We present the case of a 40 years old male Pakistani with linguistic barrier suffering from headache and vomiting who was diagnosed as a flue and died suddenly. Forensic autopsy and histopathologic studies showed a grade II astrocytoma.
Palabras clave : Forensic pathology; Brain tumor; Astrocytoma; Sudden death.