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A case of infective endocarditis of a dysplastic pulmonic valve along with atrial septal defect has been described. Right-sided endocarditis has now increased in frequency because of cardiac invasive procedures and intravenous drug abuse. Although the tricuspid valve usually bears the...
We present the case of an adult man who was involved in a motor vehicle accident as a driver. Histological examination of the lung tissue showed the presence of brain tissue within the lumens of the bronchi and bronchioles. Aspiration of brain matter is a rare phenomenon, with only 1...
Albuquerque New Mexico is the “hot air balloon capital of the world,” with balloons flying throughout the year and during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The medical literature regarding morbidity and mortality in hot air balloon accidents is relatively scarce....
To address the challenges in monitoring the continuously accelerating drug overdose epidemic, the King County Medical Examiner's Office in Seattle, Washington, instituted a “real-time” fatal drug overdose surveillance project, depending on scene investigations, autopsy findings, and...
When investigating a death potentially due to diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), it is challenging to assess the glucose level in the blood, but β-hydroxybutyrate, the most prevalent ketone body in the blood, is relatively stable after death. The aim of this project is to prove that a...
Pericarditis is a challenging diagnosis with nonspecific manifestations, significant clinical implications, and possible mortality. The advancement of imaging, such as echocardiography, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), has improved the sensitivity of...
Smuggling of illicit substances by internal concealment has recently become a preferred method of international drug trade. The drug carriers are known as body packers. This study aimed to assess the demographic features and outcomes of body packers admitted to a referral center in...
Medicolegal authorities use forensic dental age assessment of children to establish a biologic profile to assist in human identification, answer questions related to immigration, and answer questions used to substantiate eligibility for social benefits. The goal of this study was to...
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