Antemortem VS Postmortem Wound

Antemortem VS Postmortem Wound


Differences between Antemortem and postmortem wounds 

FEATURES ANTEMORTEM WOUND POST MORTEM WOUND
Haemorrhage -Arterial
-Blood clotted and the clot is
   ~laminated
   ~firmly adherent to 
     the lining of endothelium
   ~firm, rubbery and 
     variegated
-Copious amount
-Deep staining of edges 
  which can’t be 
   washed away
-Venous
-Blood usually not clotted
 and if clots it is
   ~Non laminated
   ~Weakly adherent to the
      lining of endothelium
   ~Soft,friable chicken
      fat(yellow) or current 
      jelly(red) appearance
   ~Homogenous
-Slight amount
-Staining is superficial
 and can be washed away
Wound
edges
Gaping,everted,swollen Apposed,not swollen
Vital reaction Signs of inflammation,
infection(pus,slough) 
and healing (granulation tissue) present
Not present
Enzyme
histo
chemistry
Negative and positive vital
reactions
Vital reaction absent
Wound
serotonin
and
histamine
content
Increased No increase
Microscopy -Clot has platelets
-Leucocyte and 
 RBC infiltration in 
between muscle fibers
-Clot lacks platelets
-No infiltration

 

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