STRANGULATION BY RECOVERY – A RARE MANIFESTATION OF A RECOVERY INJURY

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Recovery injuries can be misinterpreted as vital injuries during the external examination or the autopsy of a body. While usually – if the finding situation and the circumstances of recovery are known – there should be no problem for the experienced forensic pathologist to differentiate between vital injuries and recovery injuries, in some cases with missing information there might be pitfalls in the interpretation of the findings. We report a case of an unusual recovery injury which could be solved through careful reconstruction of the circumstances.

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М. Windgassen

Institute for Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Author for correspondence.
ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6999-8524

Germany MARC Windgasse, Dr. med. M. Windgassen, Institut für Rechtsmedizin Charité-Universitätsmedizin

L. Rößler

Institute for Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin


Germany

M. Tsokos

Institute for Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin


Germany

L. Oesterhelweg

Institute for Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin


Germany

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