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This young child was mauled by a dog, with severe sharp and blunt force injuries of the neck and face.

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This young child was mauled by a dog, with severe sharp and blunt force injuries of the neck and face.

thecadaverousportrait:

A dissection which has removed the scalp, skull and dura to show the cerebral veins and cortical arteries of the left cerebral hemisphere. (Copyright: Stanford School of Medicine Lane Medical Library)

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thecadaverousportrait:

A dissection which has removed the scalp, skull and dura to show the cerebral veins and cortical arteries of the left cerebral hemisphere. (Copyright: Stanford School of Medicine Lane Medical Library)

smellslikecadaverine:

A young man committed suicide by decapitation with a tape saw used to cut metal.
You can observe a clean, regular cut affecting the oropharynx up to the base of the tongue, with complete spinal cord section, half of the cerebellum and both occipital lobes, with greater involvement of the right lobe.

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smellslikecadaverine:

A young man committed suicide by decapitation with a tape saw used to cut metal.

You can observe a clean, regular cut affecting the oropharynx up to the base of the tongue, with complete spinal cord section, half of the cerebellum and both occipital lobes, with greater involvement of the right lobe.

smellslikecadaverine:

Gunshot to the head made at contact range with a pistol calibre 6.35 mm and due to the small calibre of the bullet, the lineal cavity left in the brain could be observed with clarity.

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smellslikecadaverine:

Gunshot to the head made at contact range with a pistol calibre 6.35 mm and due to the small calibre of the bullet, the lineal cavity left in the brain could be observed with clarity.

Reblogged from smellslikecadaverine

smellslikecadaverine:

Great contused wound on mouth and periorificial soft and hard tissues resulting in teeth, maxillary and mandibular fractures.

smellslikecadaverine:

Removal of cranial vault: you can observe the dura with a bluish color due to extensive diffuse subarachnoid hemorrhage, as well as a deformed projectile located between the dura and the bone. Insert shows a fragment of left parietal bone partially detached, because there was no exit wound.

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smellslikecadaverine:

Removal of cranial vault: you can observe the dura with a bluish color due to extensive diffuse subarachnoid hemorrhage, as well as a deformed projectile located between the dura and the bone. Insert shows a fragment of left parietal bone partially detached, because there was no exit wound.

Reblogged from smellslikecadaverine

smellslikecadaverine:

Congestive brain in a victim of Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning.

CO is a tasteless, odorless, colorless, and nonirritant gas produced by the incomplete combustion of carbon-containing substances.

It binds to Hemoglobin (Hb) better than Oxygen because of an increased afinitty to it, making more difficult tissue oxygenation. In fatal cases, death occurs due to anoxic tissue hypoxia.

To the external examination you can observe enhanced red lividity secondary to vasodilation of superficial cutaneous vessels. Congestion of deeper vessels by Carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) causes the skin to appear cyanotic.

Internal examination shows serosal surfaces, blood, and organs appear “cherry-pink” as you can see in both images; these are very useful findings if cutaneous lividity cannot be assessed.

fuckyeahforensics:

Petechiae on the eye of a strangulation victim.
Petechia is a small (1 - 2 mm) red or purple spot on the body, caused by a minor hemorrhage (broken capillary blood vessels).
The most common cause of petechiae is through physical trauma such as a hard bout of coughing, vomiting or crying, which can result in facial petechiae, especially around the eyes. Petechiae in this instance are harmless and usually disappear within a few days.

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fuckyeahforensics:

Petechiae on the eye of a strangulation victim.

Petechia is a small (1 - 2 mm) red or purple spot on the body, caused by a minor hemorrhage (broken capillary blood vessels).

The most common cause of petechiae is through physical trauma such as a hard bout of coughing, vomiting or crying, which can result in facial petechiae, especially around the eyes. Petechiae in this instance are harmless and usually disappear within a few days.

smellslikecadaverine:


Extensive post-mortem injuries by ants.
Post-mortem animal predation can lead to errors when interpreting forensic autopsy findings. Ants are the only insects that can attack human corpses after death and before the decomposition process starts. They have a predilection for the skin and their predatory action is carried out by bite. The morphology of the lesions are lineal superficial ulcers with wavy margins. Usually the lesions have dry and shriveled brownish appearance because of the desiccation of deep skin layers without any signs of vitality, which can be mistaken with abrasions or chemical injuries.

This lesions are more common in the eyelids (with loss of the eyelashes), lips and knuckles.

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smellslikecadaverine:

Extensive post-mortem injuries by ants.

Post-mortem animal predation can lead to errors when interpreting forensic autopsy findings. Ants are the only insects that can attack human corpses after death and before the decomposition process starts. They have a predilection for the skin and their predatory action is carried out by bite.

The morphology of the lesions are lineal superficial ulcers with wavy margins. Usually the lesions have dry and shriveled brownish appearance because of the desiccation of deep skin layers without any signs of vitality, which can be mistaken with abrasions or chemical injuries.

This lesions are more common in the eyelids (with loss of the eyelashes), lips and knuckles.

smellslikecadaverine:

Agenesis of the Inferior Vena Cava.
Absence of the inferior vena cava is a rare congenital malformation. Most of the reported cases are related to Cyanotic Heart Deffects in children. In adults, 70% of cases are asymptomatic and it is often discovered as an incidental radiographic finding.
It has also been described as a risk factor for Deep Vein Thrombosis or Pulmonary Thromboembolism in young patients without blood coagulation defects. 
In the image above, you can observe the suprahepatic veins draining directly into the right atrium.

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smellslikecadaverine:

Agenesis of the Inferior Vena Cava.

Absence of the inferior vena cava is a rare congenital malformation. Most of the reported cases are related to Cyanotic Heart Deffects in children. In adults, 70% of cases are asymptomatic and it is often discovered as an incidental radiographic finding.

It has also been described as a risk factor for Deep Vein Thrombosis or Pulmonary Thromboembolism in young patients without blood coagulation defects.

In the image above, you can observe the suprahepatic veins draining directly into the right atrium.