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Asphyxia

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Which of the following is characteristic feature of strangulation? (AIIMS May 2012)



A Fracture of thyroid cartilage is present

B Fracture of cricoid cartilage is present

C Fracture dislocation of cervical vertebrae

D Extravasation of blood under the ligature mark and rupture of neck muscles

Ans. D
Extravasation of blood under the ligature mark and rupture of neck muscles
Strangulation by a ligature-
Ligature markQ is transverse/horizontal, completely encircling the neck, below the thyroid cartilage.
The base is soft and reddish, with ecchymoses & haemorrhages.
Fracture of thyroid cartilage: more common.
Emphysematous bullae: Very common on the surface of the lungs.
Face: Congested, livid and marked with patechiae.
Tongue: Swelling and protrusion is more marked.
Involuntary Discharge: of faces and urine more common.

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