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An Autopsy Series: Lightning-related Deaths in Van and Hakkâri Provinces, Turkey

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.588
Pages: 
60-5
Synopsis: 
This study reported one of the largest series of lightning-related deaths in Turkey. The literature on this subject was reviewed, and similarities and differences between autopsy findings of the presented series and literature information were defined. From January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2015, 11 lightning-related fatalities occurred in Van and Hakkari Provinces, Turkey.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To report the largest series of lightning-related deaths in Turkey, to review the literature on this subject, and to identify similarities and differences between the autopsy findings in this study and the information available in literature.

Accepted: 
11 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2017

Hypothermia Deaths in Van Province, Turkey

Issue: 
DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.578
Pages: 
96-102
Synopsis: 
This study evaluated autopsy findings in hypothermia-related deaths in Van Province (Turkey), a city near the Turkey–Iran border. Autopsy reports of 43 hypothermia fatalities were retrospectively reviewed. There were antemortem traumas in 16 cases (37.2%), cold erythema in 26 cases (60.5%), bloody discolouration in the synovial fluid in 11 cases (84.6%), and Wischnewski spots in 32 cases (74.4%).

ABSTRACT

Objective: To evaluate autopsy findings in hypothermia-related deaths in Van Province, Turkey, a city near the Turkey–Iran border.

Accepted: 
11 Jan, 2017
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e-Published: 03 Feb, 2017
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