|traumatic asphyxia||medical dictionary|
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.
Synonyms: pressure stasis.
(05 Mar 2000)
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