This sqadia.com video lecture sheds light upon the fatal pressure applied to the neck. It covers all the aspects from asphyxial deaths to the various modes of death. These can be manual or ligature strangulation which are responsible for severe damage to the larynx. In addition to this, types of hangings, hanging mark and features at autopsy have also been deliberated upon.
An overview of asphyxial deaths has primarily been explained. Moreover, mechanism of death along with a range of factors has been discussed. Moreover, its medico-legal aspects alongside the mechanism of injury and duration of nerve compression has been expounded. In the end, causes of reflex cardiac arrest and blows to the throat have been highlighted.
Firstly, autopsy appearances in manual strangulation has been shed light upon. Subsequently, bruising and abrasions have been conversed about. In addition to this, autopsy appearances and internal appearances have been delineated. Moreover, multislice spiral computed tomography along with MRI and neck radiography has been mentioned.
Damage to the Larynx
Initially, spurious bleeding due to haematomas, bilateral pressure application and displacement of the horns has been explained. Moreover, injury to larynx and the significance of laryngeal fractures has been highlighted, at autopsy. Following this, proof of ante-mortem fractures along with the certain other laryngeal injuries has been explicated. Conclusively, damage in strangulation and damage caused to the carotid arteries has been shed light upon.
Strangulation by Ligature
Strangulation by ligature is the key objective of this section. Furthermore, ligature mark and its position along with signs of local injury has been discussed. In addition to this, mode of death in ligature strangulation, arm-locks and mugging has been comprehensively elucidated.
Amongst hanging, mainly judicial hanging has been delineated. Other types like suicidal and accidental hangings have been discussed later. Hanging mark, autopsy appearances alongside the mechanism of hanging has been mentioned about. In the end, the educator has summed up by shedding light upon another type of hanging viz accidental and homicidal hanging. Moreover, the features have also been elaborated.