Pulmonary Fat Embolism as an Ante-Mortem Reaction in Traumatic Immediate Death

T. Suzuki, N. Ikeda, K. Umetsu, S. Kashimura

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Abstract

This study is based on the investigation of lungs from 21 traumatic and non-traumatic death cases without any specific disease, including 4 traumatic immediate death cases with fracture. According to our investigation definite fat embolism develops, even in an immediate death case, with severe fracture and it is easily distinguishable from that of non-traumatic causes. In cases of traumatic immediate death, widespread pulmonary fat embolism can be a very useful marker of ante-mortem reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-178
Number of pages4
JournalMedicine, Science and the Law
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy
  • Law

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