Bruising: Concepts of Ageing and Interpretation

  • P. Vanezis


A bruise may be succinctly defined as a collection of blood, visible to the naked eye as an area of discolouration which has extravasated into surrounding tissues following vascular disruption, principally as a result of trauma or occasionally spontaneously, as a result of a disease process. Typically bruises are caused by blunt trauma, although they may be associated with any type of impact and accompanying all manner of wounds. Thus they can provide a wealth of information to assist the pathologist draw reasonable conclusions as to causation and assist with reconstruction of events leading to death.


Prussian Blue Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Extractable Iron Autopsy Practice Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Congenital 
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