3 - Post-Mortem Changes Part3

3 - Post-Mortem Changes Part3 - Mummification Mummification...

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Mummification Mummification the shriveling up of a tissue, as in dry gangrene, or of a dead, retained fetus = Dry, Shriveled up and brown in color !
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The Optimum Conditions for Mummification dry Once the changes are complete, the body will remain in that condition indefinitely . Also seen in newborn infants ( sterile ) No growth of micro organisms. Mummification is partial 25% of body wt is preserved.
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The time required for complete mummification can’t be precisely stated but it takes several weeks to months , depending on the size of the body and atmospheric conditions.
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Medico-legal Importance of Mummification Identification Time estimation Cause of Death Can detect abnormal pathology inside deep organs
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Mummification may occur naturally or may be achieved through artificial methods
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How does mummification occur? The natural mummification process usually happens in extremely dry environments that allow the fast dehydration of tissues, simultaneously slowing down or inhibiting the decomposition by bacteria and other microorganisms.
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Other age (it is more common in newborns) gender (occurs more often in female)
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