Starvation Demystified – An Autopsy Based Case Report

  • Renju Raveendran Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram.
  • P Rema Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram
Keywords: Starvation, Autopsy, Volvulus, Intestinal obstruction


A case is being presented here which was brought for autopsy with initial suspicion of starvation as an alleged causative factor. A detailed post-mortem examination revealed twisting of small intestines or volvulus which had led to intestinal obstruction and its attendant complications

Author Biographies

Renju Raveendran, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram.

Associate Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine

P Rema, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram

Professor and Head, Department of Forensic Medicine

How to Cite
Raveendran, R., & Rema, P. (2016). Starvation Demystified – An Autopsy Based Case Report. Kerala Medical Journal, 9(2), 79-80. Retrieved from
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