Fatal hemopericardium due to ruptured solitary myocardial abscess unassociated with infective endocarditis

R. R. Winek, N. M. Schwenk, W. D. Edwards

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A case is presented of hemopericardium and sudden death due to rupture of a solitary myocardial abscess in an elderly woman with cirrhosis and mild urosepsis. If suspected clinically, such myocardial abscesses may be detectable by noninvasive tomographic cardiac imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-257
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiovascular Pathology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1988


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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