Fat infiltration of left ventricle - a rare cause of sudden cardiac death

Tanuj Kanchan, Jenash Acharya, Pradhum Ram, Urmila N. Khadilkar, Talvinder Rana

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Cor adiposum is a rare disorder of the heart, where the normal heart tissue is replaced by fibro-fatty infiltrates. We report one such case of a middle-aged female who was declared dead shortly after a syncopal episode. At autopsy, the pericardium was intact and firmly adhered to the heart. Histopathology revealed fatty infiltrates extending into the left ventricle of the heart. A post-mortem diagnosis of Cor adiposum was made which is an uncommonly reported cause of sudden cardiac death.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-144
Number of pages3
JournalThe Medico-legal journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2016


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  • Medicine(all)

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