Subtle fatal manual neck compression.

  title={Subtle fatal manual neck compression.},
  author={Michael Sven Pollanen},
  journal={Medicine, science, and the law},
  volume={41 2},
A critical analysis of the postmortem diagnostic criteria for asphyxia leads to a difficulty that has significant implications for the forensic pathologist. The difficulty is that there are no universally recognized pathognomic signs of asphyxia, but pathologists frequently make this diagnosis based on observations that individually have indeterminate… CONTINUE READING