Morphology of sweat glands in determining time of death

  title={Morphology of sweat glands in determining time of death},
  author={Mariano Cingolani and Antonio Marco Maria Osculati and Alberto Tombolini and Adriano Tagliabracci and Claudio Ghimenton and Santo Davide Ferrara},
  journal={International Journal of Legal Medicine},
This study demonstrates post-mortem autolytic alterations in the skin at cellular and subcellular levels and identifies parameters which may assist in determining the time of death in the first few hours post-mortem. Serial skin samples from the ventral surface of the arm were taken at intervals of 3, 6, 9 and 12 h after death in 29 subjects of various ages, with no signs of skin disease; causes of death were various. Three types of tests were performed: cytochemical (hematoxylin-eosin and… CONTINUE READING


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