A Cross Sectional Study of Gastro-Intestinal System Related Causes of Sudden Death

Rastogi, Dr. Prateek and Jain, Ankita (2012) A Cross Sectional Study of Gastro-Intestinal System Related Causes of Sudden Death. Journal of Karnataka medico-legal society, 21 (2). 04-06.

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The objective of medico-legal autopsies in sudden and natural deaths is to rule out the possibility of any unnatural element of death in otherwise normal individual. The aim of the present study was to study GIT related causes of sudden death. This autopsy based cross sectional research was conducted at Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore from the cases autopsied at District Wenlock Hospital, Mangalore from May 2004 to April 2008. Out of 2515 autopsies conducted during the study period 274(10.89%) were of sudden death, of which 34 (12.40%) were due to GIT related diseases. Out of which 88.23% were male and 11.76% were female. In our study, rupture of esophageal varices was a major cause of death. This study emphasizes need to create awareness among people about health and regular medical checkup, especially after 40 years of age.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sudden death; Gastro intestinal system; Autopsy
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2013 10:12
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 10:12
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/78292

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