Published Online: 1 September 2003
Page Count: 3
(Received 31 March 2003; accepted 21 March 2003)
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.
Paper ID: JFS2002433