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Cycles of the uterus mucous membranes and estimation of time of death.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9081238     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a case where a 27-year-old prostitute was found stabbed to death, histological examination of the uterus mucous membranes was performed to estimate the time of death after a long postmortem interval. The time of menstruation was obtained from a witness statement. Assuming a regular cycles, the histology of the uterus tissue indicated an early stage of menstruation suggesting that death occurred shortly after the woman disappeared.
A Schnabel; P Neis; H Bratzke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of legal medicine     Volume:  110     ISSN:  0937-9827     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Legal Med.     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-25     Completed Date:  1997-06-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9101456     Medline TA:  Int J Legal Med     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  31-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Zentrum der Rechtsmedizin, Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Homicide / legislation & jurisprudence*
Menstrual Cycle / physiology*
Mucous Membrane / pathology
Postmortem Changes*
Time Factors
Uterus / pathology*

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