Copper Beaten Skull: An Incidental Finding in Autopsy

Authors

  • Mukul Sharma
  • Sasank Shekhar Maharik
  • Sarthak Aeron
  • Biplab Rath
  • Manoj Kumar Mohanty

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16983

Keywords:

Copper beaten skull, silver beaten skull, skull sutures, autopsy.

Abstract

The Sutures in the human skull are zones of separation between skull bones, which also allows the skull
bones to grow in a fashion along with increase in size of brain, early closure of sutures (craniosynostosis)
may lead to increase in intracranial tension and it pushes the soft skull outward which leads to undulating
patterns formation in inner plate of skull called as silver beaten or copper beaten skull. Here we document
an incidental finding of copper beaten skull pattern in a case of road traffic accident brought to Mortuary of
AIIMS Bhubaneswar.

Author Biographies

Mukul Sharma

Senior Resident, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, AIIMS Bhubaneswar

Sasank Shekhar Maharik

Assistant Professor,Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology IMS and SUM Medical College, Bhubaneswar

Sarthak Aeron

Senior Resident,Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, AIIMS Jodhpur

Biplab Rath

Junior Resident, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, AIIMS Bhubaneswar

Manoj Kumar Mohanty

Professor and HOD,Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, AIIMS Bhubaneswar

Published

2021-08-16

How to Cite

Mukul Sharma, Sasank Shekhar Maharik, Sarthak Aeron, Biplab Rath, & Manoj Kumar Mohanty. (2021). Copper Beaten Skull: An Incidental Finding in Autopsy. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 1914-1916. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16983