Journal Published Online: 17 August 2005
Volume 50, Issue 5

Fatal Blunt Trauma of the Larynx in a Child



We report an autopsy case of an 11-year-old girl who suffered mechanical asphyxia from falling off the metal bars in the playground. This autopsy case is interesting because of the atypical trauma and lesions. To our knowledge there has been no similiar published case reports in the forensic literature. The young age of the victim, the setting and the pattern of the injuries are rare in a fall at playground by a child.

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Durak, D
Uludağ University, Bursa, Turkey
Fedakar, R
Uludağ University, Bursa, Turkey
Eren, B
Uludağ University, Bursa, Turkey
Saka, NE
Bursa Branch of the Council of Forensic Medicine of Turkey, Bursa, Turkey
Durak, VA
Baskent University, Bursa, Turkey
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Stock #: JFS2005089
ISSN: 0022-1198
DOI: 10.1520/JFS2005089