Simon's bleeding

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As Simon's circulation or Simon's sign in which is Forensic Medicine a hemorrhage in the anterior longitudinal ligament or the belly-side disc portions of the spine (preferably lower back ), respectively. It occurs at death by hanging and is then considered a vital reaction . The cause is tension on the ligamentous apparatus.

Simon's hemorrhage was first described by the German forensic doctor Axel Simon (1931 - 2012) in 1968.


Individual evidence

  1. U. Romanowski (2012): Communications from the DGRM: Obituary for Prof. Dr. Axel Simon. Forensic medicine 22 (2012): 431-433, doi : 10.1007 / s00194-012-0856-3