ArticlesHeimlich Trauma A Violent ManeuverWolf, Dwayne A. M.D., Ph.D Author Information From the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences and the Department of Pathology, University of South Alabama Medical Center, Mobile, Alabama. Manuscript received January 25, 2000; revised June 14, 2000; accepted July 17, 2000. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dwayne A. Wolf, M.D., Ph.D., Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, 2451 Fillingim Street, Mobile, AL 36670-7925, U.S.A. The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology: March 2001 - Volume 22 - Issue 1 - p 65-67 Buy Abstract The Heimlich maneuver is a life-saving technique for dislodging foreign material from the respiratory tract. This report illustrates intraabdominal injuries, including a large mesenteric laceration, mesenteric contusions, and intraperitoneal hemorrhage, that occurred in a recipient of a vigorously applied Heimlich maneuver. The potential for confusing such injuries with homicidally inflicted injuries is emphasized. © 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.