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Fatal air embolism occurring during consensual intercourse in a non-pregnant female.
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PMID:  15335543     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Death from air embolism during pregnancy has been reported following sexual activity, particularly vaginal insufflation. We report a death from air embolism in a non-pregnant woman during consensual penile intercourse, in a position with the pelvis elevated above heart level. Air is thought to have entered the veins via a vaginal laceration, which occurred during digital foreplay.
D W Sadler; D J Pounder
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical forensic medicine     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1353-1131     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Forensic Med     Publication Date:  1998 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-31     Completed Date:  2005-02-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9434927     Medline TA:  J Clin Forensic Med     Country:  Scotland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-9     Citation Subset:  -    
University Department of Forensic Medicine, Dundee Royal Infirmary, Barrack Road, Dundee, DD1 9ND, UK.
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