Acta Stereologica Acta Stereologica -  Volume 3 (1984)  Number 1 - May 1984 

An analysis of the medial thickness of small pulmonary arteries in victims of the sudden infant death syndrome

Nigel Wreford
Department of Anatomy, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia
Kim Malafant
Division of Mathematics and Statistics, C.S.I.R.O., PO Box 1965, Yarralumla, ACT 2600, Australia
Charles Hunter
Department of Anatomy, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia
Graeme Nelson
Division of Mathematics and Statistics, C.S.I.R.O., PO Box 1965, Yarralumla, ACT 2600, Australia

Abstract

The medial thickness of small pulmonary arteries in 40 victims of the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and 12 controls has been determined. For the purposes of analysis infants were allocated according to age into one of 3 groups: 30-90, 91-180 and 181-365 days. The arterial media in the 30-90 day control group was marginally thicker than that in the SIDS victims; no other SIDS related effects were noticed.

To cite this article

Nigel Wreford, Kim Malafant, Charles Hunter & Graeme Nelson, «An analysis of the medial thickness of small pulmonary arteries in victims of the sudden infant death syndrome», Acta Stereologica [En ligne], Volume 3 (1984), Number 1 - May 1984, 85-88 URL : https://popups.ulg.ac.be/0351-580x/index.php?id=3972.