traumatic asphyxia


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trau·mat·ic as·phyx·i·a

cyanotic asphyxia due to trauma; the extravasation of blood into the skin and conjunctivae, produced by a sudden mechanical increase in venous pressure, analogous to the Rumpel-Leede test; it is common in those who have been hanged, and is seen occasionally in crush injuries.
Synonym(s): pressure stasis

trau·mat·ic as·phyx·i·a

(traw-mat'ik as-fik'sē-ă)
Cyanotic asphyxia due to trauma; the extravasation of blood into the skin and conjunctivae, produced by a sudden mechanical increase in venous pressure, analogous to the Rumpel-Leede test; common in those who have been hanged and seen occasionally in crush injuries.
Synonym(s): pressure stasis.
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