A Review Of Acute Pancreatitis

Definition: Inflammation of the pancreas due to parenchymal autodigestion by proteolytic enzymes The clinical definition of acute pancreatitis, whether in the presence or absence of underlying chronic pancreatitis, requires atleast 2 of the following 3 features: Clinical assessment: Abdominal pain suggestive strongly of acute pancreatitis. ...Read More

Postmortem changes and Time Of Death

Immediate (Somatic death): 1. Insensibility and loss of voluntary power 2. Cessation of respiration 3. Cessation of circulation Early (Cellular death): 1. Skin: Pallor mortis Drying Loss of elasticity 2. Face: Expressionless (relaxed facial muscles) Moustache/beard/nails don’t grow (false impression due to shrinkage of skin) ...Read More