Hemorrhage can occur into the bowel wall following death by strangulation or hanging.
Patient selection: hanging, strangulation, throttling
Sites of hemorrhage may include:
The degree of hemorrhage may correlate with the duration of being suspended.
False positive hemorrhage can be seen with:
(1) coagulopathy (but would also contribute to true hemorrhage)
(2) mesenteric infarction
(3) blunt trauma
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Specialty: Clinical Laboratory, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology