A knot in the gut: A paediatric post-mortem CT diagnosis

M. E.M. Vester, R. R. van Rijn

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We present a case of a previously healthy, five month old boy who, after a short history of mild abdominal complaints died unexpectedly. In this case no parental permission for a conventional autopsy could be obtained on religious grounds, but a and post-mortem CT was consented to and performed. Based on the clinical evaluation combined with PMCT findings a probable cause of death, ileosigmoid knotting, could be established.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-240
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Child
  • Post-mortem computed tomography
  • Sigmoid obstruction


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