Resuscitation Injuries

  • S. Leadbeatter


The concept of injury consequent upon attempts at resuscitation giving rise to difficulty in interpretation of injuries noted at post-mortem examination is not new, the possibility being alluded to in R v, Sidney Harry Fox in 1930 [1]. Many reviews of the types and range of injury encountered after — and attributed to — closed-chest cardiac massage [2] have appeared in the clinicopathological literature [3–16] but fewer have concentrated upon questions of medicolegal interpretation [17–24].


Child Abuse Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Chest Compression Cardiac Massage Sternal Fracture 
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