Journal of Tropical Medicine / 2009 / Article / Tab 3

Clinical Study

The Role of Necropsy in Diagnostic Dilemmas as Seen in a Tertiary Hospital in North Central Nigeria

Table 3

Medicolegal and hospital autopsies with their corresponding antemortem diagnosis found helpful to law enforcement agents and clinicians.

AntemortemPostmortem

DrowningStrangulation (homicide)
Sudden death? CauseCerebrovascular accident (Hemorrhagic stroke)
Typhoid feverBacterial meningitis
Hemorrhagic shock? CauseBleeding peptic ulcer disease
Multiple fractures from accidental fall from heightStrangulation (homicidal)
Disseminated tuberculosisMeig’s Syndrome
Sudden death? CauseRuptured Ectopic pregnancy
Typhoid SepticaemiaViral hemorrhagic fever

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