IP International Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicological Sciences

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An analytical study of decomposed bodies during forensic autopsies

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Dinesh Rao

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Introduction: Decomposition is a Physico Chemical Changes are Naturally Occurring in the Dead Bodies, however there are many Human Factors which Facilitate the Process of Decomposition posing a Challenge to the forensic Pathologist in Identifying the cause of death and Manner of Death. Objectives: To understand the Factors Responsible for Decomposition of Bodies and the Challenges posed to forensic pathologist from Decomposition of Bodies. Materials & Methods: This is a Retrospective Study done on Decomposed Bodies referred for Autopsy, in Two Regions, Jamaica and India ,over a period of Twelve years on 620cases. A Total of 620 cases of Decomposed bodies were Referred during this period of study out of 7456 cases. MalesContributed to 82.6%[n-512] of Decomposition cases. Maximum cases reported were in the 5th to 6th Decade.62.9% of the bodies were recovered from their pace of residence and they were lonely living individuals. in 88.4% of cases the Cause of Death was Natural. In 55.8% cases the Cause of Death were Undetermined due to effects of Decomposition. In 50.6% of Cases the Bodies showed Advanced Stage of Decomposition.

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Decomposed Bodies, Mummification, Adipocere, Natural, Unnatural Death, Undetermined Deaths

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