Inflicted compressional asphyxia of a child.

  • Kohr R
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Compressional or traumatic asphyxia is a well recognized entity to most forensic pathologists. The vast majority of reported cases have been accidental. The case reported here describes the apparent inflicted compressional asphyxia of a small child. A review of mechanisms and related controversy regarding proposed mechanisms is discussed.

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  • Asphyxia
  • Asphyxia: etiology
  • Asphyxia: pathology
  • Casts, Surgical
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Humans
  • Restraint, Physical

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  • ISSN: 0022-1198
  • SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-0042319218
  • PUI: 37102061
  • PMID: 14535683
  • SGR: 0042319218


  • Roland M Kohr

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