Asphyxia and drowning by Jay Dix

By Jay Dix

This 3rd quantity within the Forensic Pathology Atlases: reasons of loss of life sequence offers an outline of the kinds, mechanisms, and actual findings linked to deaths regarding asphyxia. Asphyxia and Drowning serves as a easy framework for an in depth pictorial illustration of findings linked to these kinds of deaths. It is helping the reader to achieve a greater knowing of the techniques resulting in asphyxiation, to acknowledge the linked actual findings, and higher have fun with the problems in comparing asphyxiation deaths.

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Asphyxia and drowning

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The pattern on the neck is wider than the rope because the folds of skin partially surrounded the ligature. Figure 30 The depressed ligature mark has a pattern similar to the rope. 2369/frame/ch01 Page 40 Saturday, February 12, 2000 8:55 AM 40 Asphyxia and Drowning: An Atlas Figure 31 This ligature pattern can easily be matched to the belt that he used to hang himself. Figure 32 A knotted sheet or shirt is commonly used by prisoners. The ligature mark will not have a distinct pattern, such as one left by a rope.

Forensic Pathology in Criminal Cases. Carlsbad, CA: Lexis Law Publishing, 1997. 2. , Legal Medicine. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1954. 3. J. , Forensic Pathology. New York: Elsevier, 1989. 4. Dix, J. , Guide to Forensic Pathology. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1998. 5. , The Pathophysiology and Treatment of Drowning and Near Drowning. Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas Publishers, 1971. 6. U. ). Springfield, IL: Charles C Thomas Publishers, 1993. 7. S. ). St. Louis: Mosby, 1995. Figure 1 Structures of the neck are important to know in cases of asphyxiation.

The resident physician who was to perform the autopsy thought the man may have been killed. A review of the circumstances revealed the tourniquet was used to close his mouth. It had slipped down around his neck. Note the lack of congestion in his face. There were no petechiae. 2369/frame/ch01 Page 44 Saturday, February 12, 2000 8:55 AM 44 Asphyxia and Drowning: An Atlas Figure 39 This ligature was removed from the decedent’s neck. Note that it was cut away from the knot. The knot should be preserved.

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