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Diatomées en médecine et odontologie légale : fiabilité et diffusion passive

Abstract : Introduction : The diagnostic of death by drowning is one of the most delicate to establish in forensics. The diatom test can gives, in several cases, interesting informations on the causes of the death. The diatom test is under the influence of various factors and variables. Materials and Methods : In our study we have focused on the sealing of the cortical bone and on the notions of diffusion of the diatoms while the bones were immersed. We have also realized the experimentations on the dental pulp. All the experimentations have been realized under real conditions in a river. The bones used were from ducks, turkeys and lambs. Results : During 4 weeks, 31 bones/teeth have been studied and 447 samples analysed. Discussion : The results do not allow us to confirm or to exclude the existence of a passive diffusion of the diatoms in the different tissues tested, but they give interesting information which permit to improve the diatom test. The results obtained on the dental pulp are hopeful and have to be deepened.
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Émile Hourqueig. Diatomées en médecine et odontologie légale : fiabilité et diffusion passive. Chirurgie. 2015. ⟨dumas-01216049⟩



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