Learning from the living to diagnose the dead - parallels between CT findings after survived drowning and fatal drowning.

Hourscht, Cynthia; Christe, Andreas; Diers, Shane; Thali, Michael J; Ruder, Thomas (2019). Learning from the living to diagnose the dead - parallels between CT findings after survived drowning and fatal drowning. Forensic science, medicine, and pathology, 15(2), pp. 249-251. Springer 10.1007/s12024-018-0081-9

[img] Text
10.1007_s12024-018-0081-9chrite.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to registered users only
Available under License Publisher holds Copyright.

Download (576kB) | Request a copy

A case of survived drowning is presented where CT findings of the lungs were in keeping with several findings seen on post-mortem CT (PMCT) examination after fatal drowning. These findings include interlobular septal thickening, peribronichal cuffing, mosaic pattern ground glass opacities, and perivascular nodular ground glass opacities. The absence of confounding normal post-mortem changes allows for a discussion on subtle differences between findings related to aspiration and pulmonary edema after drowning. This case represents a learning opportunity for radiologists and pathologists challenged by the complex lung findings after drowning on PMCT.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic, Interventional and Paediatric Radiology

UniBE Contributor:

Hourscht, Cynthia; Christe, Andreas and Ruder, Thomas

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1556-2891

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Maria de Fatima Henriques Bernardo

Date Deposited:

12 Apr 2019 17:22

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2019 07:08

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s12024-018-0081-9

PubMed ID:

30627975

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Aspiration Computed tomography Drowning Edema Forensic radiology

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.126904

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/126904

Actions (login required)

Edit item Edit item
Provide Feedback