Sudden asphyxial death due to a prolapsed esophageal fibrolipoma

M. L. Taff, I. S. Schwartz, L. R. Boglioli

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Fibrolipomas of the esophagus are extremely uncommon benign tumors. Accurate diagnosis and resection are essential, due to their tendency to become impacted and obstruct the airway. The case is presented of a 56-year-old man who died suddenly of asphyxia because of upper airway obstruction by a prolapsed fibrolipoma of the esophagus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-88
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1991


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