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Table 1 List of included patients.

From: Clinical diagnosis versus autopsy findings in polytrauma fatalities

no sex age mechanism of polytrauma ISS survival time (hh:mm/days if appropriate) cause of death (clinically) cause of death (autoptically) congruent? CPR marginal difference obvious difference
1 f 41 traffic accident (car) 51 2:43 thorax trauma thorax trauma yes - - -
2 f 24 homicidal stab attack 75 1:00 hemorrhagic shock due to multiple thoracal stab wounds fatal bleeding due to multiple thoracal stab wounds, bilateral hematopneumothorax no - bilateral hematopneumothorax? + + -
3 m 46 traffic accident (car) 34 2:15 hemorrhagic shock due to liver rupture, thorax trauma, contusio cordis thorax trauma, exsanguination from liver rupture yes - - -
4 m 48 traffic accident (car) 50 184 days MOF/lung artery embolism MOF no - lung artery embolism? - + -
5 f 75 traffic accident (cyclist) 38 15 days sTBI sTBI yes - - -
6 m 49 fall from height 54 9:35 sTBI sTBI yes - - -
7 m 27 traffic accident (car) 59 2:50 sTBI, lung failure, hemorrhagic shock, thorax trauma sTBI, bilateral lung contusion, pelvic trauma no - pelvic trauma ? - - +
8 m 72 traffic accident (pedestrian) 43 2:46 thorax trauma, heart contusion, hemorrhagic shock thorax trauma, pericardial tamponade no - pericardial tamponade? + - +
9 m 49 traffic accident (cyclist) 43 9 days sTBI sTBI - explanted yes - explanted - - -
10 m 45 train overrun 75 2:22 sTBI/hemorrhagic shock from Sinus sagittalis superior bleeding sTBI no - hemorrhagic shock? - + -
11 m 36 fall from height 38 20:07 sTBI sTBI yes - - -
12 m 49 work place accident 75 2:10 blunt thoraco-abdominopelvic trauma fatal bleeding due to pelvic trauma no - pelvic trauma? + - +
13 m 41 traffic accident (cyclist) 41 1:40 sTBI, blunt abdominal and pelvic trauma sTBI, blunt abdominal and pelvic trauma yes - - -
14 m 84 fall from height 33 5 days sTBI sTBI yes - - -
15 m 57 fall from height 45 7:15 blunt abdominal and pelvic trauma blunt abdominal and pelvic trauma yes - - -
16 m 33 traffic accident (cyclist) 75 1:10 aortic rupture aortic rupture yes + - -
17 m 45 traffic accident (cyclist) 75 6 days sTBI sTBI - explantated yes - explanted - - -
18 m 76 traffic accident (pedestrian) 43 7:46 sTBI sTBI yes - - -
19 m 95 fall from height 41 21 days lung artery embolism lung artery embolism yes - - -