Forensic Pathology of Asphyxial Deaths
This book provides an overview of Asphyxial Deaths which includes hanging, strangulation, choking, smothering, gagging, drowning, aspiration, mechanical and chemical asphyxiants, etc. Postmortem examination often leads to doubts as a clear distinction between the different type of asphyxia cannot be made easily. Forensic and physiological aspects are discussed with the help of illustrative cases. The author discusses the different aspects of asphyxia deaths and substantiates multiple case studies to establish a scientific approach that can act as a guideline to the autopsy surgeon in providing a precise opinion and clarify doubts for the judiciary involved in such criminal justice cases.
• Presents individual case studies of Asphyxial deaths.
• Covers the guidelines to be followed by the autopsy surgeons in different cases.
• Discusses the physiological aspects of Asphyxial deaths in detail.
• Illustrates the cases in a stepwise manner with more than 350 colored photographs of postmortem examination.
1. Forensic Pathophysiology of Asphyxial Death
2. Anatomy of Neck and Blood Supply of Brain
3. Postmortem Examination in Case of Asphyxial Death
4. Fatal Pressure Over Neck by Hanging
5. Fatal Pressure Over Neck by Strangulation
6. Other Asphyxial Deaths
7. Drowning Deaths
8. Deaths Due to Asphyxiant Gases