An unusual finding in a body recovered from the sea

  • Colombage S
  • Telisinghe P
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Post-mortem injuries caused by terrestrial and aquatic animals are commonly encountered in forensic practice. We present a case where an autopsy of a body recovered from the sea showed post-mortem injuries and numerous crustaceans in the heart and lungs. They have gained access to these organs via oro-nasal route and subsequent penetration through mediastinal soft tissues and migration down the trachea. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd and Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine. All rights reserved.

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  • Heart
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  • Senarath M. Colombage

  • P. U. Telisinghe

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