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Dent rose post-mortem v/s ante-mortem : revues systématiques de la littérature

Abstract : The pinking of one or more teeth is a phenomenon that can be observed in a post-mortem context. We were interested in the forensic aspect of this appearance. It is a non-specific phenomenon, most often found in victims who died from asphyxiation. The observations also noted the importance of a humid environment, a post-mortem interval of at least 7 days and that of an advanced state of cadaverous decomposition. Physiopathologically, this pinking corresponds to a hemolysis of the erythrocytes and to the subsequent diffusion of the hemoglobin pigment in the dentinal tubules. Another possibility of pinking is on living teeth. It signals an advanced stage in an internal or external cervical resorption process, revealing the progression of inflammatory tissue. A comparison of these two phenomena allowed us to dissociate their pathophysiological processes.
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Sarah Vaillant. Dent rose post-mortem v/s ante-mortem : revues systématiques de la littérature. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2020. ⟨dumas-02895729⟩



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