ASPHYXIATION BY FOOD, 8042
This patient was a man aged 63 who was an inmate of a mental hospital. He choked on a portion of steak and quickly died.
The specimen shows a large mass of meat measuring 5 x 3 x 4 cms impacted in the hypopharynx overlying the entrance to the larynx. There were many subpleural asphyxial haemorrhages in the lung at postmortem.