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Learning from the living to diagnose the dead – parallels between CT findings after survived drowning and fatal drowning


Hourscht, Cynthia; Christe, Andreas; Diers, Shane; Thali, Michael J; Ruder, Thomas D (2019). Learning from the living to diagnose the dead – parallels between CT findings after survived drowning and fatal drowning. Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology:Epub ahead of print.

Abstract

A case of survived drowning is presented where CT findings of the lungs were in keeping with several findings seen on post-mortem CT (PMCT) examination after fatal drowning. These findings include interlobular septal thickening, peribronichal cuffing, mosaic pattern ground glass opacities, and perivascular nodular ground glass opacities. The absence of confounding normal post-mortem changes allows for a discussion on subtle differences between findings related to aspiration and pulmonary edema after drowning. This case represents a learning opportunity for radiologists and pathologists challenged by the complex lung findings after drowning on PMCT.

Abstract

A case of survived drowning is presented where CT findings of the lungs were in keeping with several findings seen on post-mortem CT (PMCT) examination after fatal drowning. These findings include interlobular septal thickening, peribronichal cuffing, mosaic pattern ground glass opacities, and perivascular nodular ground glass opacities. The absence of confounding normal post-mortem changes allows for a discussion on subtle differences between findings related to aspiration and pulmonary edema after drowning. This case represents a learning opportunity for radiologists and pathologists challenged by the complex lung findings after drowning on PMCT.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Legal Medicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:340 Law
610 Medicine & health
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pathology and Forensic Medicine, General Medicine
Language:English
Date:9 January 2019
Deposited On:31 Jan 2019 14:16
Last Modified:31 Jan 2019 14:26
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1547-769X
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s12024-018-0081-9
PubMed ID:30627975

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