Virtopsy hemorrhage of the posterior cricoarytenoid muscle by blunt force to the neck in postmortem multislice computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging

Aghayev, Emin; Jackowski, Christian; Sonnenschein, Martin; Thali, Michael; Yen, Kathrin; Dirnhofer, Richard (2006). Virtopsy hemorrhage of the posterior cricoarytenoid muscle by blunt force to the neck in postmortem multislice computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. American journal of forensic medicine & pathology, 27(1), pp. 25-9. Hagerstown, Md.: Wolters Kluwer Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1097/01.paf.0000201105.07267.fe

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In forensic autopsies, one of the most important and common signs of violence to the neck is hemorrhages of the soft tissues. The Institute of Forensic Medicine in Bern evaluates the usefulness of postmortem multislice computed tomography (MSCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of forensic cases prior to autopsy. The aim of this study was to prove the sensitivity of postmortem MSCT and MRI in the detection of hemorrhages of the neck muscles. A full body scan prior to and a detailed scan of the explanted larynx after autopsy were performed. MSCT detected multiple fractures of the larynx. Detailed MRI was able to demonstrate the hemorrhage of the left posterior cricoarytenoid muscle. The minor hemorrhage of the right posterior cricoarytenoid muscle could not be detected with certainty. Although more experience is required, we conclude that combined MRI and MSCT examination is a useful tool for documentation and examination of neck muscle hemorrhages in forensic cases.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine > Management

UniBE Contributor:

Aghayev, Emin; Jackowski, Christian; Thali, Michael and Yen, Kathrin

ISSN:

0195-7910

ISBN:

16501344

Publisher:

Wolters Kluwer Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:47

Last Modified:

17 Mar 2015 21:46

Publisher DOI:

10.1097/01.paf.0000201105.07267.fe

PubMed ID:

16501344

Web of Science ID:

000235923700004

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/19327 (FactScience: 1860)

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