Detection of chlorine and bromine in free liquid from the sphenoid sinus as an indicator of seawater drowning

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Title
Detection of chlorine and bromine in free liquid from the sphenoid sinus as an indicator of seawater drowning
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Abstract

We have investigated the usefulness of elemental analysis by energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) in the examination of free liquid from the sphenoid sinus of drowning victims. We detected both chlorine and bromine in liquid taken from the sphenoid sinus of seawater drowning victims. Because these elements were below the quantification limit in freshwater cases, we could easily distinguish seawater from freshwater drowning cases. Detection of these elements from the liquid in the sphenoid sinuses of drowning victims may be useful as a supportive measure for seawater drowning.

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KEYWORDS:

Bromine; Chlorine; Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX); Liquid in sphenoid sinus; Seawater drowning

(医博甲634)

Author
著者 田中 直子
著者(ヨミ) タナカ ナオコ
著者(別表記) Tanaka Naoko
Publication Title
Legal Medicine
Publication Title Alternative
Leg Med (Tokyo).
Volume
17
Issue
5
Start Page
299
End Page
303
Publisher
Japanese Society of Legal Medicine
日本法医学会
Elsevier
Published Date
2015-08-25
ISSN
1344-6223
NCID
AA11644485
PMID
26415653
DOI
10.1016/j.legalmed.2015.08.005
Resource Type
Thesis or Dissertation
Language
eng
Resource URL
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.legalmed.2015.08.005
Rights
Publisher's version with DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.legalmed.2015.08.005
Text Version
none
Grant ID
博甲第634号
Grant Date
2016-03-24
Degree Name
博士(医学)
Grantor
香川大学
Set
香川大学
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