A Retrospective Postmortem Study of Hyoid Bone Fractures in Mechanical Asphyxial Death

Authors

  • Shivaramu MG
  • Vijay Kumar AG

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15964

Keywords:

Hyoid bone fracture, Hanging, Strangulation, Throttling

Abstract

In the present study, 11 cases were belongs to 21 to 30 year age group followed by 9 cases belongs to 31-
40 year age group. Among patients studied, 54% were males and 46 % were females, in 80% of the cases
manner of death was hanging and in 4% of cases was strangulation and 6% of cases was throttling, out of
20 cases of hanging hyoid bone fracture (Anteroposterior compression fracture) was seen in 2 cases and out
of 2 cases of strangulation hyoid bone fracture was not found and out of 3 cases of throttling, hyoid bone
fracture (Inward compression fracture) was found in all cases.

Author Biographies

Shivaramu MG

Principal and Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Adichunchanagiri
Institute of Medical Sciences, B G Nagara, Nagamangala Taluk, Mandya, Karnataka State, India.

Vijay Kumar AG

Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Adichunchanagiri
Institute of Medical Sciences, B G Nagara, Nagamangala Taluk, Mandya, Karnataka State, India.

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Shivaramu MG, & Vijay Kumar AG. (2021). A Retrospective Postmortem Study of Hyoid Bone Fractures in Mechanical Asphyxial Death. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 4274-4277. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15964