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Artefact in forensic medicine: scrotal mummification

Authors
Journal
Journal of Clinical Forensic Medicine
1353-1131
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
10
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcfm.2003.08.005
Keywords
  • Postmortem Artefact
  • Scrotum
  • Mummification
  • Hypostasis
  • Abrasion
  • Bruise
  • Crime Scene
  • Mortuary
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Forensic Medical Examiner
  • Forensic Pathologist
  • Forensic Physician
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Criminology
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract Misinterpretation of postmortem artefacts in forensic medical practice may result in a misdiagnosis of criminal activity. Forensic physicians at the scene can liaise with forensic pathologists and visit the mortuary in the company of the crime scene investigators or scenes-of-crime officers to ensure all relevant facts are identified. In this case a postmortem change created by partial dessication of the scrotal skin was misinterpreted as a suspicious injury.

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