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Cardiac Aneurysm: A Nature’s Way of Correction

Kumar Goud, Pradeep MD, DCri Law*; Bakkannavar, Shankar M. MD, DCL*; Chinmayee, Potti MBBS

The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology: September 2013 - Volume 34 - Issue 3 - p 228–230
doi: 10.1097/PAF.0b013e3182a186c8
Case Reports

Cardiac aneurysm occurring in ventricles is usually a complication of acute transmural myocardial infarction. The development of cardiac aneurysm represents a process of continued thinning and fibrosis of the necrotic tissue of the ventricular wall. Survival of the person without any complication depends on the development of the solid fibrous scar, which seals the aneurysmal cavity.

We present an incidental case wherein a person survived with a ventricular aneurysm that sealed itself by natural means due to the development of a thrombus and fibrous tissue offering a natural protection. The person died because of head injury in a road traffic accident in this particular case.

From the *Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, and †Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India. The authors report no conflicts of interest.

Manuscript received April 13, 2012; accepted September 10, 2012.

This study has no sources of funding.

The authors report no conflict of interest.

Reprints: Shankar M. Bakkannavar, MD, DCL, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Madhav Nagar, MANIPAL - 576104, India. E-mail:;

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.