ID 110457
Title Transcription
トウシ ノ イチボウケンレイ
Title Alternative
One autopsy case of fatal hypothermia in Tokushima
Author
Ishigami, Akiko Department of Legal Medicine, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Gotohda, Takako Department of Legal Medicine, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine
Kitamura, Osamu Department of Legal Medicine, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine
Tokunaga, Itsuo Department of Legal Medicine, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine
Kubo, Shin-ichi Department of Legal Medicine, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine
Keywords
cause of death
fatal hypothermia
cachexia
metastasis carcinoma
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
In 30th April, 72-years-old male was found dead in the grass near a farm road in TokushimaCity. An autopsy revealed that he was very thin, and rectal temperature,22℃, was relativelow against other postmortem changes. Furthermore, the left cardiac blood was brightpink, so there was markedly different between the color of right and left cardiac blood. Thelungs were collapse. From those autopsy findings, his cause of death was diagnosed the fatalhypothermia. Besides cause of death, autopsy also revealed ascites and liver tumor.Histopathologically, adenocarcinoma was observed in liver, pancreas and kidney. His heartwas slackened. Myocardial fibers were thin and intricate, and heart failure cells were observedin lungs, histopathologically. He had been operated stomach cancer, so it seems thatthe cancer has spread to liver and other organs. Those findings suggested that he failed intocachexia with chronic heart failure and metastasis carcinoma. The cachexia strongly contributedhis cause of death, fatal hypothermia.
Journal Title
四国医学雑誌
ISSN
00373699
NCID
AN00102041
Publisher
徳島医学会
Volume
56
Issue
4
Start Page
145
End Page
149
Sort Key
145
Published Date
2000-08-25
EDB ID
FullText File
language
jpn
TextVersion
Publisher
departments
Medical Sciences