Autopsy Report of Sudden Death with Findings of Polyembolokailomania – A Rare Psychiatric Disorder

Authors

  • Manoj Pathak
  • Binay Kumar
  • Himanshi Narang

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15855

Keywords:

Foreign national, Polyembolokialomania, cardiac rupture, sudden death, acute myocardial infarction, AMI, CR

Abstract

Internationalization has prompted expanded migration prompting incidents of deaths outside the deceased’s
own nation are on the ascent. The basic assumption being, that the danger during the excursion is more
noteworthy than that present in the normal conditions of the traveler. Many legal formalities comes to play
following demise of a foreign national. The officials of that country, following the death of a foreign national
on foreign soil, conduct a primary investigation. Worldwide, cardiovascular disease is the most frequent
cause of sudden death contributing for about 45-50% cases and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) being
leading entity. We present a case of foreign national, who died while travelling on an intercontinental flight.
This case describes the autopsy findings emphasizing the cardiac rupture, along with accidental finding of
rare psychiatric disorder polyembolokialomania.

Author Biographies

Manoj Pathak

Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar,
India. In lieu IMS, BHU

Binay Kumar

Additional Professor), Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, All India
Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India

Himanshi Narang

Junior Resident (Academic), Department of Forensic Medicine
and Toxicology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, Bihar, India

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Manoj Pathak, Binay Kumar, & Himanshi Narang. (2021). Autopsy Report of Sudden Death with Findings of Polyembolokailomania – A Rare Psychiatric Disorder. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 3579-3585. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15855