Journal of Forensic Science and Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 57--59

Choking or Epilepsy


Raktim Pratim Tamuli1, Debarshee Chakraborty2, Nayan Kumar Das1, Braja Gopal Das2 
1 Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Tezpur Medical College, Tezpur, Assam, India
2 Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Gauhati Medical College, Guwahati, Assam, India

Correspondence Address:
Raktim Pratim Tamuli
Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Tezpur Medical College, Bihoguri, Tezpur - 784 010, Assam
India

Choking is a form of asphyxia caused by an obstruction within the air passage usually between the pharynx and bifurcation of the trachea. It is commonly associated with alcohol intoxication, neurological injury, or senility. Choking is almost always accidental. Suicidal and homicidal chokings are rare. Here, in the present case, the dead body of a 29-year-old male was brought by the local police to the mortuary of Gauhati Medical College and Hospital, Guwahati for medico-legal autopsy, who as reported, was mysteriously found dead on his bed. After complete and thorough autopsy, the cause of death was opined to be due to asphyxia as a result of antemortem choking, following impaction of the food bolus in the laryngotracheal region. The person had a history of a single episode of seizure (epilepsy) about 1 month back.


How to cite this article:
Tamuli RP, Chakraborty D, Das NK, Das BG. Choking or Epilepsy.J Forensic Sci Med 2016;2:57-59


How to cite this URL:
Tamuli RP, Chakraborty D, Das NK, Das BG. Choking or Epilepsy. J Forensic Sci Med [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 May 25 ];2:57-59
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