Łukasz Szleszkowski

Łukasz Szleszkowski
Wroclaw Medical University · Department of Forensic Medicine

MD PhD forensic pathologist

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It is extremely rare for table salt to be used to preserve a dead body in criminal cases. In the case presented here, after the death of his 85-year-old mother, a son kept her body preserved in table salt for about 2 years to extort social benefits (pension). Before her death, the woman had been hospitalised twice due to chronic diseases. The case...
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Since the emergence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in late 2019, viral RNA has been detected in several different human tissues and organs. This study reports the detection of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in the bone marrow. Post-mortem samples were taken in a sterile manner during two forensic autopsies from the nasopharyngeal r...
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The impact of the post-mortem interval (PMI) on the optical molecular characteristics of the colonic mucosa and the gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) were examined by multi-parametric measurements techniques. Inflammatory cells were identified by immunohistochemical staining. Molecular parameters were estimated using the Raman spectroscopy (RS)...
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Poland, due to its geographical location, has been a place where the interests of neighbouring countries have converged. As a result, Polish territory has been the site of hostilities, totalitarian terror, and acts of genocide. Following the end of World War II, Poland became part of the so-called Eastern Bloc. A movement known as the anti-communis...
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We report, for the first time from Poland, the presence of Dermestes haemorrhoidalis (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) on a mummified human corpse found in a flat (Lower Silesia province, south-western Poland). Different life stages of D. haemorrhoidalis were gathered from the cadaver, and the signs of activity of these beetles (i.e. frass) were observed....
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The authors report on a case of a 43-year-old male pedestrian struck and run over by a truck. The accident was accompanied by a mechanism of injury resulting in a unique autopsy picture of trunk and head injuries. The internal organs of the neck (larynx, trachea, esophagus), chest (lungs, thoracic aorta), and part of the abdominal cavity (bottom of...
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Cel: Celem badań były: 1) ocena częstości występowania śladów i obrażeń na rękach osoby oddającej strzał z broni palnej, 2) szczegółowy opis rodzaju śladów i obrażeń jak wyżej, 3) szczegółowa ocena mechanizmu ich powstania w odniesieniu do rodzaju broni i amunicji oraz sposobu trzymania broni w chwili strzału. Materiał i Metody: Materiał stanowi...
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Exhumed, badly decomposed human remains constitute very difficult research material. It requires a great deal of caution and critical judgment to analyze the nature of injuries, especially those resulting from an explosion. Scientific publications in the field of traumatology concerning injuries caused by the action of explosives mainly focus on th...
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One of the biggest challenge for modern medicine is to make a discrimination among healthy and cancerous tissues. Therefore, nowadays big effort of scientist are devoted to find a new way for as fast as possible diagnosis with as much as possible accuracy in distinguishing healthy from cancerous tissues. That issues are probably the most important...
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Venereal syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by Treponema pallidum – Gram-negative, slowly growing bacteria. The spread of the disease in the Old World was due to increased birth rate, urban population growth, migration and lack of knowledge concerning the epidemiology. In the past, the treatment was mainly symptomatic and included ap...
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We report, for the first time, a case of nesting by Apis mellifera mellifera (L., 1758) (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae), Vespula vulgaris (L., 1758) (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Vespidae), and Sciurus vulgaris L., 1758 (Mammalia: Rodentia: Sciuridae) inside a mummified human corpse in natural conditions (Lower Silesia province, south-western Poland). A ca...
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Fatal injuries caused by attacks by large wild cats are extremely rare in forensic medical practice in Europe. There are very few cases described in the forensic medical literature concerning incidents in zoos similar to the tiger attack on a 58-year-old male zoo employee that we present here. While preparing a runway for tigers, the man was attack...
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The aim of the study is the identification and forensic-medical and anthropological evaluation of the remains of soldiers of the National Armed Forces murdered by the secret police in September 1946 in the Opole region. The remains were located during the search for mass graves of victims of the Communist regime carried out by the Institute of Nati...
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The aim of the study is the identification and forensic-medical and anthropological evaluation of the remains of soldiers of the National Armed Forces murdered by the secret police in September 1946 in the Opole region. The remains were located during the search for mass graves of victims of the Communist regime carried out by the Institute of Nati...
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Aim of the study : Assessment of the usefulness of intravital lesions in the proximal attachment of the sternocleidomastoid muscle and the mastoid process of the temporal bone in medico-legal evaluation of death by hanging. Material and methods: The study material was obtained from the bodies of 35 people who died by hanging. The control group com...
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This study presents the results of the analysis of forensic examinations of the remains of 194 prisoners exhumed at Powązki Military Cemetery in Warsaw. In all probability, most of those buried there were judicially sentenced to death by firing squad or hanging in connection with activities of the Polish independence underground in its struggles wi...
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This study presents the results of the analysis of the remains of 23 executed male individuals aged between 21 and 63years, recovered from Osobowicki Cemetery in Wroclaw (Poland), field 83B, in 2012. In 1948 and 1949, prisoners sentenced to death by firing squad - most of them associated with the post-war anti-communist underground independence mov...
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Background In Poland, nosocomial infections account for 32% of all patients' claims against public hospitals, with hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus (HCV) being the most common causes. We present a major nosocomial outbreak of the HCV infection in the Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Oncology and the results of detailed sanitary and...
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In 2011 in Wroclaw (Poland), the bodies of 223 prisoners were exhumed, including the victims of political repressions and prosecutions in the period 1949-1954, during which people fighting for the independence of Poland were executed and buried in unidentified graves in various graveyards. It was the first exhumation conducted in Poland on such a l...
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In this publication would like to present the Polish Genetic Base of Totalitarianism Victims. On 28th September 2012, the Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin and the Institute of National Remembrance-Commission for Prosecution of Crimes Against the Polish Nation signed an agreement on the Polish Genetic Base of Totalitarianism Victims (PBGOT,...
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In the period between October and December 2011, a series of exhumation research of the so-called prison quarters dating back to 1949-1954 was conducted in Osobowicki Cemetery in Wrocław. Among the buried there were political prisoners executed by shooting--genuine or alleged members of post-war independence organizations. It was a unique opportuni...
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The analysis of gunshot injuries in prisoners who were executed in Wroclaw penitentiary in the years 1949-1954 shows divergences from legal regulations describing the method of execution. This observation leads to the conclusion that the predominant method of execution of the death penalty was a gunshot or gunshots to the back of the head, which is...
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The paper analyses the causes and mechanisms of death, the possibilities of providing effective emergency assistance, and the regulations for work safety on the basis of two lethal accidents at work in storage equipment. The death mechanism, i.e. asphyxia due to respiratory tract obstruction by a loose foreign substance prevents effective emergency...
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Autorzy przedstawiają dwa przypadki udowodnionego przemytu narkotyków w przewodzie pokarmowym. Kurierami byli mężczyźni-obcokrajowcy. Pierwszy z nich wydalił pojemniki z narkotykiem bez szkody dla zdrowia, nie obserwowano u niego objawów zatrucia. Drugi uległ śmiertelnemu zatruciu kokainą na skutek rozszczelnienia kapsuły z narkotykiem, pomimo oper...
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The evaluation of the percentage detriment to health in the viral hepatitis cases, which reflects the persistent consequences of infection is one of the aims of medicolegal opininioning. The authors have analyzed the medico-legal opinions provided by forensic experts in the Department of Forensic Medicine in Wrocław in the years 1998-2002 and actua...
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Sex disapproval syndrome in the form of transsexualism is characterized by incompatibility of biological and psychically-emotional sex. This incompatibility leads to a discrepancy between one's social role and his or her biological sex. The aim of this paper is to present and compare the legal basis for ontogenetic sex judgment in the sex disapprov...
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Zusammenfassung: Segelflugzeugpilotin erlitt bei dem Absturz tődliche Kőrperverletzungen. Gegenűber der uneinigen Aussagen der Kollisionszeugen, haben wir den Versuch unternommen, die wahrscheinlichen Unfallsumstände durch die bei der Obduktion festgestellten Kőrperverletzungen der Pilotin zu beurteilen. Das zu klärende Problem bei der Bestimmung d...
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Zusammenfassung: Zunächst bestand bei einer erhängt tot aufgefundenen, 73-jährigen Frau der Verdacht einer Tötung durch Erhängen. Bei der Obduktion wurde neben einem tödlichen Erhängen eine, bereits längere Zeit vor dem Tod verursachte Verletzung des Thorax mit Nachweis einer Nähnadel im Herzmuskel festgestellt. Anhand der Obduktionsbefunde und der...

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