Mummification is seen in: (AIIMS Nov 2013)
|A||Fresh intrauterine death|
|B||late intrauterine death|
|C||Both of the above|
|D||None of the above|
late intrauterine death
a. Mummification is seen in late intrauterine death.
b. It is due to dehydration & shrivelling of the cadaver due to evaporation of water.
c. It can occur in dead bodies of infants left in a trunk, cupboard, where the atmosphere is dry. Two factors important in causing mummification are absence of moisture and continuous action of dry air.