Postmortem volume change of the spleen and kidney on early postmortem computed tomography: comparison with antemortem computed tomography

AbstractPurposeTo clarify an early postmortem change, we investigated the volume changes of the spleen and kidney on postmortem CT compared with antemortem CT in the same patients.Materials and methodsWe retrospectively evaluated the volumes of 56 spleens (56 cases) and 50 kidneys (25 cases) using antemortem and postmortem CT, which were performed within 168  min after death. We divided the cases of spleen analysis into a hemorrhagic group (n  =  12) and a non-hemorrhagic group (n  =  44).ResultsThe volumes of the organs before and after death were 101.0  ± 70.9 (cm3, mean  ± standard deviation) and 81.1 ± 57.8 in spleens, 120.3 ± 49.2 and 109.2 ± 39.2 in kidneys, respectively. Both spleens and kidneys shrank after death (p  
Source: Japanese Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research

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