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Author Neto, Aristoteles Comte De Alencar ♦ Filho, Aristoteles Comte De Alencar ♦ Ferreira, Luiz Carlos De Lima ♦ Alencar, Angela Augusta Ferreira De
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Content type Text
Publisher Sociedade Brasileira de Patologia Clínica
File Format HTM / HTML
Date Created 2013-08-31
Copyright Year ©2010
Language English
Subject Domain (in LCC) RB1-214
Subject Keyword Pathology ♦ Death sudden ♦ Hipertensão intracraniana ♦ Intracranial hypertension ♦ Medicine ♦ Morte súbita ♦ Colloid cysts ♦ Cistos coloides
Abstract Morte súbita de jovem, sexo masculino, 23 anos, assintomático, suscitou verificação de óbito. Antes queixou-se de cefaleia excruciante, em sala de aula, caindo sobre o computador. Encéfalo apresentou edema e congestão vascular. Sem herniações. Cortes coronais evidenciaram dilatação dos ventrículos laterais e nódulo aderido ao teto do terceiro ventrículo. À microscopia o diagnóstico foi cisto coloide do terceiro ventrículo. A ameaça de morte súbita em portadores de cisto coloide é sério problema diagnóstico na emergência médica. A relevância deste caso está em lembrar aos médicos que esta entidade deve permanecer como diagnóstico diferencial nas cefaleias em crianças, adolescentes e adultos jovens.Sudden death of 23 year-old asymptomatic male patient led to further investigation into its cause. Previously, he had complained of excruciating headache in the classroom, falling on the computer. His brain showed edema and vascular congestion without herniation. Coronal sections showed dilatation of the lateral ventricles and nodule attached to the roof of the third ventricle. The microscopic diagnosis was colloid cyst of third ventricle. The threat of sudden death among colloid cyst patients is a serious diagnostic problem in medical emergencies. The relevance of this case is to remind doctors that this entity should remain as differential diagnosis in headaches among children, adolescents and young adults.
ISSN 16762444
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2010-12-01
e-ISSN 16762444
Journal Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial
Volume Number 46
Issue Number 6
Page Count 4
Starting Page 495
Ending Page 498


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