Inflicted Compressional Asphyxia of a Child

    Volume 48, Issue 5 (September 2003)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    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

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS2002433

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    Title Inflicted Compressional Asphyxia of a Child
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30