Drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional injury death worldwide, accounting for 7% of all injury related deaths. The autopsy diagnosis of drowning is one of themajor problems in forensic medicine, especially when there is delay in recovering thecorpse. The main limit in the diagnosis of drowning is that even if a body is recoveredfrom sea water, it may not have drowned and the proof that death was due to drowningmay constitute a difficult problem to solve in forensic medicine. Due to the admitted limitsof autopsy-based studies in the diagnosis of drowning, virtopsy is considered the newimaging horizon in these post-mortem studies[3-6]. The aim of our study was to evaluatethe role of virtopsy performed through CT in forensic diagnosis of drowning.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|