Post-mortem CT findings following intentional ingestion of mercuric chloride

Morio Iino, Christopher J. O'Donnell, Michael P. Burke

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Mercury is known to be associated with both acute and chronic poisoning. A 36-year-old man intentionally ingested mercuric chloride (HgCl2) and died within 24 h. Post-mortem CT images showed oral, esophageal and gastric wall hyperdense "staining". On toxicological analysis, the blood concentration of mercury was measured at 25.5 mg/L; a figure far higher than reported lethal levels. Autopsy was not performed in order to prevent potential inhalation of mercury vapor by pathology staff.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)136-138
ページ数3
ジャーナルLegal Medicine
11
発行部数3
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2009 5 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects

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