Avulsion injuries of the male external genitalia & rupture of the diaphragm following road traffic accident

J Forensic Leg Med. 2011 Nov;18(8):380-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jflm.2011.06.015. Epub 2011 Jul 13.

Abstract

Injury to the male external genitalia and rupture of the diaphragm, are two very uncommon autopsy findings. To the best of our knowledge such a combination of injuries has not been reported in one particular case of autopsy in an English scientific literature. Degloving of the male external genitalia & rupture of the diaphragm may result from motor vehicle accidents, industrial accidents, gunshot & stab injuries. A rare case of traumatic degloving injury of the male external genitalia associated with rupture of the diaphragm & intermingling of thoracic & abdominal viscera is presented here.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abdominal Injuries / pathology
  • Accidents, Traffic*
  • Adult
  • Bicycling / injuries*
  • Blood Vessels / injuries
  • Diaphragm / injuries*
  • Diaphragm / pathology
  • Dura Mater / injuries
  • Dura Mater / pathology
  • Forensic Pathology
  • Heart Injuries / pathology
  • Humans
  • India
  • Liver / injuries
  • Liver / pathology
  • Male
  • Penis / injuries*
  • Penis / pathology
  • Rib Fractures / pathology
  • Rupture
  • Scrotum / injuries*
  • Scrotum / pathology
  • Skull Fractures / pathology
  • Sternum / injuries
  • Sternum / pathology