Forensic Medicine Chap 14: MECHANICAL ASPHYXIA

Syllabus:
[14] Asphyxial deaths: definitions, causes, types, postmortem appearance and medico legal significance of suffocation, drowning, hanging, throttling, strangulation. Traumatic asphyxia, drowning, Lynching, judicial hanging, bansdola.

Questions:
Long essay:
1. Enumerate the various violent Asphyxial deaths. What are the Postmortem findings in a case of throttling. Add a note on a Hyoid bone fractures.
(3+4+2) [RS Apr 02]
2. Define Strangulation. Mention, the various types. outline The differences between hanging and strangulation.
[RS Mar 05] ,[RS Mar 03], [RS Nov 01]

Short Essay:
1. Enumerate asphyxial deaths caused by pressure over neck.[OS Apr 01]
2. Judicial hanging. [OS Apr 02] , [OS Apr 01]
3. Differences between suicidal and homicidal hanging. [RS Mar 06]
4. The differences between hanging and ligature strangulation.[RS Mar 04]
5. Types of hyoid bone fractures. [OS Apr 01]
6. Smothering. [RS Mar 03]
7. Burking . [RS Apr 01]
8. Café coronary. [RS Mar 05] , [RS Sept 02] ,[OS Apr 01]
9. Traumatic asphyxia. [RS Mar 06] , [OS Nov 01]
10. Pathophysiology of drowning. [RS May 00] ,[OS May 00]
11. External findings in a case of death due to wet drowning.[RS Dec 04]
12. Sexual asphyxias. [RS Apr 02]
13. Auto erotic death. [OS May 00]

Short answers:
1. partial Hanging. [RS Apr 01] ,[OS Sept 02]
2. Paultof’s hemorrhage. [OS Nov 01]
3. Difference between ligative mark of hanging and strangulation.
[OS Apr 01]
4. Lynching. [RS Sept 02]
5. Bansdola. [RS Apr 02]
6. overlying [OS Apr 01]
7. Café Coronary [RS May 02] ,[OS Mar 99]
8. Café Coronary syndrome. [RS mar06], [RS Mar 04]
9. Causes of death due to drowning. [RS Mar 04]
10. Causes of death from drowning. [RS Mar 03]
11. Diatoms. [RS Dec 04]
12. Significance of examination for diatoms. [OS Apr 02]
13. Antemortem signs of drowning. [OS Apr 01]

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3 Comments

  1. Dr.Jitendra said,

    7, August , 2006 at 2:15 pm

    Please let me know if it is possible that the Hyoid bone may be fractured in case of throttling without any injury in the neck vessels.

  2. wesam said,

    4, November , 2006 at 1:00 am

    yes

  3. mahmoud said,

    14, December , 2008 at 1:52 am

    diferrence between running and fixed noose in hanging


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