An Incidental Autopsy Finding of Seminoma Testis in A Case of Suicidal Hanging – A Case Report
Keywords:Seminoma testis, suicidal hanging, typical hanging, asphyxia, suspension
In the day-to-day practice of Forensic expert, hanging deaths is more commonly encountered. According to
National Crime Bureau Report of 2016, death due to hanging constitutes 46.2% of suicide in India. Hanging is
defined as a form of death which is produced by suspending the body with a ligature encircling the neck, the
constricting force being the weight of the body or a part of the body. Testicular cancers have been proven to cause
paraneoplastic dermatomyositis and psychological depression in long term survivors. We report the case of a
31-year-old man who was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his hostel room. He had a past medical history
of Schizophrenia & Depression for the past 5 years and a history of skin disease with lesions all over his body.
Histopathological examination revealed Mixed Germ Cell Tumours – Seminoma Testis which was incidentally
found during the autopsy.
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