Essential Forensic Neuropathology

Essential Forensic Neuropathology

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This book is written for pathologists and trainees in forensic pathology and neuropathology who will have to conduct forensic neuropathology autopsies. It will provide them with the basic knowledge to conduct a thorough postmortem examination of the nervous system, describe and document the relevant pathological changes, and interpret these findings in a way that will be helpful in determining the cause and manner of death. Great importance will be placed on the objective and rigorous documentation of the pathological findings, because many of these autopsy reports will be re-examined in the context of legal inquiries and proceedings. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text, an image bank, and additional e-figures.Injuries of the brain can usually be divided into two broad groups: penetrating and nonpenetrating (also known as closed head injuries). ... adult skull, and has approximately one-tenth the resistance to fracture.2 As a result, newborns and children are particularly vulnerable ... We do not have blunt force syndrome, or gunshot wound syndrome, so why should there be shaken baby syndrome? ... myelin, the relatively unmyelinated infant brain is softer, and the risk of injury to it far greater.

Title:Essential Forensic Neuropathology
Author:Juan C. Troncoso, Ana Rubio, David R. Fowler
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2010


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