Other TitlesHistorical Clinicopathological Conference: Vessels of Stone
DescriptionThe 2012 conference focused on the death of Lenin and the unusual postmortem findings of “cerebral arteries so calcified that when tapped with tweezers, they sounded like stone”. He died just before his 54th birthday, a young age to have such advanced atherosclerosis with no apparent risk factors. Included are the Russian leader’s medical history, diagnoses of European physicians consulted during his terminal illness, and the autopsy results. Dr. Vinters’ conclusion is that Lenin died of accelerated cerebral atherosclerosis.
Alterative Diagnosis: Variant NT5E mutation. Reference: Vinters H, et al (submitted)
SponsorsUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Medicine
VA Maryland Health Care System (U.S.)
University of Maryland, Baltimore. School of Medicine. Medical Alumni Association
Kramer, Morton D., M.D.
Keywordaccelerated cerebral atherosclerosis
Lenin, Vladimir Ilich, 1870-1924--Death and burial
Cause of Death