Am J Forensic Med Pathol 2021 Jul 21. Epub 2021 Jul 21.
From the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-South Georgia, Moultrie, GA Department of General Surgery, Huntington Memorial Hospital, University of Southern California, Pasadena, CA Department of Pathology, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI.
Abstract: Deaths related to exsanguination are not rare; however, most are related to large-caliber blood vessel or organ disruption. This article reports 2 deaths from external hemorrhage arising from superficial lower extremity trauma in persons with peripheral vascular disease and anticoagulant therapy. The first involved a 78-year-old woman who was found unconscious in her home by a relative, with a plastic bag tied around her left foot and evidence of profuse hemorrhage arising from a left great toenail partial avulsion injury. Read More