Asphyxiation, Suffocation, and Neck Pressure Deaths

1st Edition

Burkhard Madea

CRC Press
May 12, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 336 Pages - 314 Color & 82 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498759021 - CAT# K27671

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Combining theory and practice, this is a comprehensive analysis of suffocation, asphyxiation, and neck pressure deaths. It includes important developments in the field such as lung histomorphology in fatal strangulation, systematic dissection of the larynx, biochemical findings, and post-mortem imaging. Significant challenges arise in accurately diagnosing these deaths when compared to other forms of external violence. International experts explain the pitfalls and subtleties of identifying such cases making this book an important resource for readers involved in investigations of deaths by asphyxiation. The inclusion of  tables, statistics, scientific and historical evidence throughout further strengthen the value of this book.

  • Provides comprehensive introduction to every major topic of asphyxia and neck pressure deaths
  • Features more than 300 figures to aid understanding and facilitate accurate diagnosis of these death types
  • Contains data tables, statistics, scientific and historical evidence to support the guidelines provided
  • Includes the important topic of portmortem radiology findings
  • Navigates the reader through the potential pitfalls and misdiagnosis of asphyxia and neck pressure deaths with expert guidance

About the Editor 

Professor Dr. Burkhard Madea MD, Director, Instiute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bonn, Germany is a world-renowned forensic pathologist and the author of more than a dozen books and 600 papers.


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