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dc.contributor.authorByard, R.-
dc.contributor.authorGehl, A.-
dc.contributor.authorAnders, S.-
dc.contributor.authorTsokos, M.-
dc.identifier.citationAmerican Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 2006; 27(1):61-63-
dc.description.abstractThe decomposed body of a 49-year-old man was found at his home address. At autopsy, 3 incised wounds of the lower abdomen and groins were identified, raising the possibility of some form of inflicted injury. Further dissection revealed that the wounds were healing surgical incisions that had been forced open by putrefactive tissue breakdown, swelling, and gas formation. Death was due to ischemic heart disease. Putrefaction is a common problem encountered in forensic practice that may result in considerable distortion and modification of tissues. Unusual skin lesions caused by the disruption and dehiscence of healing surgical wounds may be created by decomposition. This possibility should be considered when symmetrical, cleanly incised wounds are identified.-
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityByard, Roger W.; Gehl, Axel; Anders, Sven; Tsokos, Michael-
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins-
dc.subjectincised wound-
dc.subjectpostmortem change-
dc.titlePutrefaction and wound dehiscence: a potentially confusing postmortem phenomenon-
dc.typeJournal article-
dc.identifier.orcidByard, R. [0000-0002-0524-5942]-
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