Causes of Sudden Natural Death: a Medico-legal Autopsy Study of Medical Cases in an African Referral Centre.

@article{Ugiagbe2012CausesOS,
  title={Causes of Sudden Natural Death: a Medico-legal Autopsy Study of Medical Cases in an African Referral Centre.},
  author={Ezekiel Enoghama Ugiagbe and Rose A. Ugiagbe},
  journal={East African medical journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={89 10},
  pages={332-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate and characterise the causes of sudden natural deaths (SNDs) that occurred in medical cases in an African referral centre. DESIGN A descriptive retrospective study. SETTING University of Benin Teaching Hospital, between January 2005 and December 2011. SUBJECTS Autopsy reports of 626 cases that were referred to the coroner. RESULTS A total of 626 cases of SNDswere identified representing 30.3% of all autopsies performed within the period. There were 390 (62.3%) males… CONTINUE READING