Fatal aspiration of barium sulfate

Buschmann, C.; Schulz, F.; Tsokos, M.
March 2011
Forensic Science, Medicine & Pathology;Mar2011, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p63
Academic Journal
The article describes a case of fatal aspiration of barium sulfate in an obese 64-year-old-woman. Five weeks after a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, the patient started vomiting after swallowing 100 milliliters of barium sulfate as part of a diagnostic radiographic contrast medium examination for a suspected invasive gastric carcinoma. Bilateral alveolar opacities were identified based on chest x-ray results.


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