Svechnikov's sign as an indicator of drowning in immersed bodies changed by decomposition: an autopsy study.

@article{Zivkovic2013SvechnikovsSA,
  title={Svechnikov's sign as an indicator of drowning in immersed bodies changed by decomposition: an autopsy study.},
  author={Vladimir V Zivkovic and Dragan Babi{\'c} and Slobodan Nikoli{\'c}},
  journal={Forensic science, medicine, and pathology},
  year={2013},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={177-83}
}
PURPOSE Bodies recovered from water often present as a difficult problem in forensic pathology. The aim of this study was to examine the presence and amount of free liquid in the sphenoid sinus in cases of freshwater drowning, and to compare this to the amount found in putrefied bodies recovered from freshwater, as well as in putrefied bodies found in an indoor environment. METHODS Free liquid from the sphenoid sinuses was aspirated using a syringe and a needle, after piercing the hypophyseal… CONTINUE READING