Gas analysis of exhumed cadavers buried for 30 years: a case report about long time alteration.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_D5C50C98639C
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Etude de cas (case report): rapporte une observation et la commente brièvement.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Gas analysis of exhumed cadavers buried for 30 years: a case report about long time alteration.
Périodique
International Journal of Legal Medicine
Auteur(s)
Varlet V., Bruguier C., Grabherr S., Augsburger M., Mangin P., Uldin T.
ISSN
1437-1596 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0937-9827
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2014
Volume
128
Numéro
4
Pages
719-724
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article Publication Status: ppublish PDF: Case report
Résumé
Due to important alteration caused by long time decomposition, the gases in human bodies buried for more than a year have not been investigated. For the first time, the results of gas analysis sampled from bodies recently exhumed after 30 years are presented. Adipocere formation has prevented the bodies from too important alteration, and gaseous areas were identified. The sampling was performed with airtight syringes assisted by multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) in those specific areas. The important amount of methane (CH4), coupled to weak amounts of hydrogen (H2) and carbon dioxide (CO2), usual gaseous alteration indicators, have permitted to confirm methanogenesis mechanism for long period of alteration. H2 and CO2 produced during the first stages of the alteration process were consumed through anaerobic oxidation by methanogenic bacteria, generating CH4.
Pubmed
Web of science
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