Postmortem radiological investigation of bridging vein ruptures.

  title={Postmortem radiological investigation of bridging vein ruptures.},
  author={Edwin Ehrlich and Helmut Maxeiner and Joern Lange},
  journal={Legal medicine},
  volume={5 Suppl 1},
In the usual method of brain removal in forensic autopsies, the upper bridging veins were invariably torn. There are several types of head injuries, in which ruptures of these vessels are the predominant intracranial injury. For the past 5 years we have investigated nearly all cases of lethal head injuries by a simple X-ray method (axial X-ray after instillation of contrast material into the superior sagittal sinus). The evaluation of the 350 X-rays which were available until today can be… CONTINUE READING