2 - Post-Mortem Changes Part2

2 - Post-Mortem Changes Part2 - P OST-MORTEM CHANGES P art2...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–7. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
P OST- M ORTEM C HANGES Part 2 Rashed Dawabsheh
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Hypos tas is /Livor Mortis
Background image of page 2
Hypos tas is /Livor Mortis (lividity or suggilation) after death occurs, circulation of blood ceases & subsequent movement of blood is by gravity blood accumulates in the capillaries in the dependent parts of the body purple or reddis h purple discoloration of the adjacent skin in pressure areas such as the shoulder blades, discoloration will be pale . starts immediately after death. apparent after 2 hrs and fixed after 8 hrs. may not appear at all especially in infants, old ppl and anemic ppl.
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Hypostasis (cont’d) early hrs after death it appears in the form of blotchy post-mortem hypostasis which usually sinks down and becomes confluent on the most dependant area once hypostasis is established, there is controversy about its ability to undergo subsequent gravitational shift if the body is moved into a different posture. Primary hypos tas is may either: Remain fixed Move completely to the newly dependant zone Be partly fixed and partly relocated
Background image of page 4
Sites of Hypostasis Depends on the position of the body before death: Supine : shoulders, buttocks heels pressing against surface give white color (pale). Vertical (hanging) : Drowning : chest, upper chest, and upper limbs. Face-down death : as in epilepsy, drunken victims whitening around nose & lips. Hypostasis may also occur in vis cera : Heart : mistaken for MI Lungs : mistaken for pneumonia Intes tine : mistaken for hemorrhagic infarction
Background image of page 5

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Distribution of Hypostasis If the body remains vertical after death as in hanging cases, hypostasis will be most marked in the feet and to a lesser extent the hands.
Background image of page 6
Image of page 7
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 19

2 - Post-Mortem Changes Part2 - P OST-MORTEM CHANGES P art2...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 7. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online