Sodium nitrite detection in costal cartilage and vitreous humor - Case report of fatal poisoning with sodium nitrite.

  title={Sodium nitrite detection in costal cartilage and vitreous humor - Case report of fatal poisoning with sodium nitrite.},
  author={Marcin Tomsia and Małgorzata Głaz and Joanna Nowicka and Michael P Szczepanski},
  journal={Journal of forensic and legal medicine},

Sodium Nitrite Intoxication and Death: Summarizing Evidence to Facilitate Diagnosis

Sodium-nitrite-related deaths represent a challenge for forensic pathologists; therefore, it is important to promptly recognize the essential features and perform the necessary and unrepeatable examinations for the correct diagnosis of the cause of death.

Increasing use of sodium nitrite in suicides—an emerging trend

While autopsy findings were generally consistent with the literature, scene findings emphasized the accessibility of sodium nitrite to the general public as well as important analytical limitations in the evaluation of suspected cases.

Suicide attempt using sodium nitrite ordered on the internet: Two case reports.

Case reports of 2 patients who attempted suicide by sodium nitrite after ordering a "suicide powder" on the internet market are presented, highlighting how simple and easy it is to buy Sodium nitrite for suicidal purposes.

The intervertebral discs’ fibrocartilage as a DNA source for genetic identification in severely charred cadavers

The results demonstrate the usefulness of human intervertebral disc fibrocartilage as an alternative DNA source for the genetic identification of charred bodies or charred torso fragments.

Cartilage Tissue in Forensic Science—State of the Art and Future Research Directions

The presented review summarizes the latest research on cartilage tissues and their current and potential applications in forensic science and describes the most important studies on using cartilage and its microscopic and macroscopic analyses to estimate the deceased age and determine postmortem interval values and the crime weapon.



Ethanol Determination in Post-Mortem Samples: Correlation between Blood and Vitreous Humor Concentration

Vitreous humor is confirmed as an excellent matrix that could be used as an alternative to whole blood in toxicological analysis in cases where blood is not available, leading vitreous laughter as an good matrix for alcohol concentration analysis during autopsy.


It is considered of value to report the following cases: Three white men inmates of a cheap lodging house near the river front, the location of several wholesale chemical companies, one of which is a large distributor of sodium nitrite.

Another suicide by sodium nitrite and multiple drugs: an alarming trend for “exit”?

The autopsy showed completely fixed grayish livor mortis, signs of asphyxia on the lips, and facial cyanosis, highlighting how relatively easy it is to buy sodium nitrite to commit suicide, indicating that specific responses should focus on restricting its access, especially in large quantities.

Two cases of methemoglobinaemia caused by suspected sodium nitrite poisoning.

A case of acute methemoglobinaemia in two people that most probably suffered from food poisoning resulting from the consumption of a preparation of a dish called turkey alla canzanese that contained significant amounts of sodium nitrite.

Fatal methaemoglobinaemia in a dental nurse. A case of sodium nitrite poisoning.

  • W. Gowans
  • Medicine
    The British journal of general practice : the journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
  • 1990
Methaemoglobinaemia should be considered as a diagnosis in any patient with significant central cyanosis in whom there is no obvious cardiorespiratory cause and its storage made correspondingly more secure.

A Comparative Study of Ethanol Concentration in Costal Cartilage in Relation to Blood and Urine

It is demonstrated that it is possible to detect ethanol in the costal cartilage and showed that ethanol concentrations are determined in GCC samples with greater accuracy.

Vitreous humour - routine or alternative material for analysis in forensic medicine.

Specific applications of the vitreous humour for biochemical and toxicological tests are discussed, with a focus on its advantages and limitations in forensic medical assessment which are attributable to its biochemical properties, anatomical location and limited scientific studies on the distribution of xenobiotics in the vitREous body.

The use of vitreous humor as an alternative to whole blood for the analysis of benzodiazepines.

Vitreous humor is thought to be less affected by postmortem changes and should have the potential to provide a more reliable estimation of antemortem drug concentrations, which are higher than the corresponding levels in blood.