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.
- K.-S. Saternus et al .: On the significance of Simon's sign . In: International Journal of Legal Medicine 83 (1979), pp. 283-289.
- https://www.aerzteblatt-sachsen-anhalt.de/heftpdfs/11_heft_07.pdf , p. 68f.
- ↑ 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