Still frame from the hour of death: Acute intracerebral hemorrhage on post-mortem computed tomography in a decomposed corpse

Ruder, Thomas; Zech, Wolf-Dieter; Hatch, Gary M.; Ross, Steffen; Ampanozi, Garyfalia; Thali, Michael J.; Flach, Patricia M. (2013). Still frame from the hour of death: Acute intracerebral hemorrhage on post-mortem computed tomography in a decomposed corpse. Journal of Forensic Radioloy and Imaging, 1(2), pp. 73-76. Elsevier 10.1016/j.jofri.2013.03.042

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We report a case of an acute hypertensive, intracerebral hemorrhage on post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT) in a decomposed corpse. In clinical radiology, the appearance of blood on cross-sectional imaging is used to estimate the age of intracranial hemorrhage. The findings from this case indicate that characteristics of intracerebral blood on PMCT provide a still frame of the hemorrhage, as it was at the time of death. This observation suggests that the appearance of blood on PMCT may be used to estimate the age of an intracerebral hemorrhage but not to estimate the post-mortem interval.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

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

UniBE Contributor:

Ruder, Thomas; Zech, Wolf-Dieter and Ross, Steffen

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

2212-4780

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Aisha Stefania Mzinga

Date Deposited:

30 Jun 2014 14:37

Last Modified:

26 Jun 2016 01:52

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.jofri.2013.03.042

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Post-mortem computed tomography, Decomposition, Intracranial hemorrhage, Post-mortem changes, Virtopsy

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/53158

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