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Asphyxia

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Ante mortem hanging is best indicated by: (LQ)



A Dilated pupil

B Protruded tongue

C Petechial haemorrhages with congested face

D Oblique ligature mark which does not completely encircle the neck

Ans. D
Oblique ligature mark which does not completely encircle the neck
Features of Ante-mortem hanging-
Ligature mark is oblique, non-continuous (incomplete), above the thyroid cartilage around the neck.
Presence of abrasions, ecchymoses and redness about the ligature mark.
Trickling of salivaQ from the angle of mouth indicates ante-mortem hanging.
The tissues under the mark are dry, white and glisteningQ with occasional ecchymoses in the adjacent muscles.
If the body has suspended for some time, hypostasis is seen in legsQ.
Ecchymoses of the larynx or epiglottis.
Rupture of the intima of the carotid.
Hyoid # more common than thyroid #.
Postmortem signs of asphyxia.

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