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Citation

Bohnert M, Ropohl D, Pollak S. Arch. Kriminol. 2002; 209(5-6): 158-164.

Vernacular Title

Zur rechtsmedizinischen Bedeutung des Flussigkeitsgehaltes in den Keilbeinhohlen.

Affiliation

Institut für Rechtsmedizin der Universität Freiburg i. Br.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2002, Verlag Schmidt-Romhild)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

12134758

Abstract

In the forensic literature the opinion is often held that the presence of aqueous liquid in the paranasal sinuses in conjunction with other findings (plume of froth around the mouth and nostrils, emphysema aquosum, Paltauf's spots, increased haemolysis etc.) can be regarded as a sign of drowning. Especially the sphenoid sinus is easily accessible at autopsy; its content can be aspirated from the base of the skull with a cannula. The valency of the liquid content in the sphenoid sinuses was consecutively investigated in 60 deaths by drowning and 157 other deaths. The results showed that in 92% of the deaths by drowning between 1 ml and 4 ml of aqueous fluid could be found in the sphenoid sinuses. However, a positive result was also obtained in 52% of the other cases autopsied, but in the control group the average volume of the aspirate was smaller than in the group of deaths by drowning.


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