Sudden asphyxial death due to an esophageal leiomyoma

Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 1985 Jun;6(2):159-61. doi: 10.1097/00000433-198506000-00010.

Abstract

An exceedingly rare case of an esophageal leiomyoma causing sudden death by asphyxiation due to tracheal compression is presented. A brief discussion of esophageal leiomyomata is included.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Asphyxia / etiology*
  • Asphyxia / mortality
  • Constriction, Pathologic
  • Death, Sudden / etiology*
  • Esophageal Neoplasms / complications*
  • Esophageal Neoplasms / pathology
  • Esophagus / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Leiomyoma / complications*
  • Leiomyoma / pathology
  • Trachea