ID 112146
Title Alternative
青酸ガス中毒死
One autopsy case of cyanide-gas poisoning
Author
Kubo, Shin-ichi The University of Tokushima
Orihara, Yoshiyuki Nagasaki University
Ikematsu, Kazuya Nagasaki University
Tsuda, Ryouichi Nagasaki University
Shiota, Hideo Nagasaki Prefectual Police
Nakasono, Ichiro Nagasaki University
Keywords
autopsy
toxicology
poisoning
cyanide-gas
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
A fishing-boat was smoked with cyanide-gas to rid vermin. A thirty-year old male was found dead in a cabin of the boat. Autopsy revealed fluid blood, and petechial haemorrhage in conjunctivas, thymus, heart and lungs. Lung, spleen, kidney and other organs were strongly congested. Bleedings in sternocleidomastoideus and sterunohyoideus muscles were found. The bloody foam and solution were also observed in trachea. From these autopsy findings, it was considered that he failed into severe dyspnea. Furthermore, postmortem lividity was bright pink color and the left cardiac blood was also bright pink, so there was markly different between the color of right and left cardiac blood. To make clear his cause of death, during the autopsy the screening test of cyanide, Schonbein-Pagenstecher method, was tried and then it was positive. Further toxicological analysis, quantitative measurement revealed 6.25 μg/ml of cyanide from his blood. From the results of autopsy and toxicological findings, his cause of death was diagnosed as the cyanide-gas poisoning.
Journal Title
Shikoku Acta Medica
ISSN
00373699
NCID
AN00102041
Publisher
徳島医学会
Volume
55
Issue
3
Start Page
131
End Page
135
Sort Key
131
Published Date
1999-06-25
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jpn
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