[Suspected SIDS diagnosis--van Praagh I truncus communis as a nonfatal incidental finding]

Beitr Gerichtl Med. 1992;50:349-50.
[Article in German]


Autopsy of a baby suspicious to SIDS. Most interesting postmortem finding was a congenital malformation of the great vessels, a truncus arteriosus communis typus van Praagh A I. That one is very rare with a clinically frequency of only 1.7%. The malformation was not cause of death and was statistically survived for 2 months. The baby died of aspiration resultant from an incarcerated inguinal hernia.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Asphyxia / pathology
  • Cause of Death
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Pneumonia, Aspiration / pathology
  • Sudden Infant Death / pathology*
  • Truncus Arteriosus / pathology
  • Truncus Arteriosus, Persistent / pathology*