Fatal lower extremity varicose vein rupture.

  title={Fatal lower extremity varicose vein rupture.},
  author={Garyfalia Ampanozi and Ulrich S Preiss and Gary M. Hatch and Wolf Dieter Zech and Thomas Ketterer and S A Bolliger and Michael Josef Thali and Thomas D Ruder},
  journal={Legal medicine},
  volume={13 2},
Varicose vein rupture is a rare cause of death, although varicosities are a common pathology. We present three cases of sudden death due to varicose vein rupture. After a review of the literature, the case circumstances and the findings of imaging examination, performed in two cases, are presented. One of them had undergone a post-mortem computed tomography angiography (PMCTA), and one a PMCTA as well as a post-mortem magnetic resonance (PMMR) imaging prior to conventional autopsy. One of the… CONTINUE READING