Sudden Unexpected Death by Myocardial Infarction Simulating Drowning: A Case Report
Received Date: Nov 13, 2018 / Accepted Date: Nov 20, 2018 / Published Date: Nov 27, 2018
We report the case of a middle-aged male working on board a ship. His body was found floating in the river, near shoreline, by security officials. A postmortem on the decomposed body revealed a recent myocardial infarction. Comorbid conditions included coronary atheromatous disease and long term tobacco smoking. Not all bodies found dead in water are likely to have drowned. This case demonstrates the importance of a thorough forensic investigation, particularly in histological terms, in subjects found dead in water, in order to ascertain the real cause of death, which may not be always assigned to asphyxia by drowning.
Keywords: Death; Drowning; Autopsy; Myocardial Infarction
Citation: Enow Orock GE, Njouendou JA, Obenson K (2018) Sudden Unexpected Death by Myocardial Infarction Simulating Drowning: A Case Report. J Forensic Med 3: 126. Doi: 10.4172/2472-1026.1000126
Copyright: © 2018 Enow Orock GE, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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