Illustrated Forensic PathologyEmbolism of Cerebral Tissue to the Lung After Head Trauma A Case ReportBugra, Aytul MD; Das, Taner MDAuthor Information From the Pathology Department, Council of Forensic Medicine, The Ministry of Justice, Istanbul, Turkey. Manuscript received January 5, 2020; accepted July 19, 2020. The authors report no conflict of interest. Reprints: Aytul Bugra, MD, The Ministry of Justice, Council of Forensic Medicine, Pathology Department, Istanbul. E-mail: [email protected]. Case was discussed at the Scientific Committee of Council of Forensic Medicine and approved by the committee. The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology: December 2020 - Volume 41 - Issue 4 - p e64-e66 doi: 10.1097/PAF.0000000000000612 Buy Metrics Abstract Embolism of cerebral tissue to pulmonary circulation is a rare entity. It can be occur because of penetrating or closed head trauma at any age or during difficult vaginal deliveries at any age. We present a case of cerebral tissue pulmonary embolization after severe head trauma in a male adult. The autopsy revealed multiple skull fractures, subdural hematoma, subarachnoid hemorrhages, and contusions. Microscopically, we observed cerebral tissue inside the branches of the pulmonary arteries. Embolism of cerebral tissue to the pulmonary circulation is a rare condition. It should always be kept in mind in sudden unexpected deaths during delivery and head trauma cases at any age. Copyright © 2020 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.