Pulmonary bone marrow embolic phenomena

T. Suzuki, N. Ikeda, K. Umetsu

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This study is based on an examination of lung tissue from 11 cases of traumatic immediate death with fracture. According to our investigation, pulmonary bone marrow embolic phenomena, such as megakaryocytes associated with fat globules in pulmonary arterioles and a megakaryocyte embolism in a pulmonary capillary, develop in most traumatic immediate death cases with fracture. From the results, we suggest that these pulmonary bone marrow embolic phenomena can be certain evidence of anatemortem violence in traumatic immediate death cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-286
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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