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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.
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Methods in Forensic Neuropathology Juan C. Troncoso, David Fowler, and Ana Rubio Brief Review of the Anatomy of the Head, Spine, Brain, and Spinal Cord Juan C. Troncoso External Examination of the Head and Neck, Scalp, Skull, and Spine Ana Rubio Basic Traumatic Injuries and Definition of Common Lesions Ana Rubio and David Fowler Biomechanics of Injury David Fowler Traumatic Brain Injuries and Dural Hemorrhages Juan C. Troncoso and Olga Pletnikova Traumatic Lesions of the Brain Juan C. Troncoso and Olga Pletnikova Brain Edema, Increased Intracranial Pressure, and Herniations Juan C. Troncoso Projectile and Explosive Injuries of the Central Nervous System David Fowler Vascular Diseases in Forensic Neuropathology Juan C. Troncoso Global Vascular and Metabolic Injuries of the Brain Juan C. Troncoso Lesions of the Spinal Cord Ana Rubio and Juan C. Troncoso Forensic Aspects of Brain Tumors Juan C. Troncoso and Charles G. Eberhart Sudden Death of Central Nervous System Origin in Adults Ana Rubio Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths Ling Li Neuropathology of Brain Trauma in Infants and Children L.J. Dragovic Ophthalmic Pathologic Findings in Infantile Traumatic Brain Injury J. Douglas Cameron and M. Vaughn Emerson Infections of the Central Nervous System Ana Rubio Diseases of Myelin Juan C. Troncoso Neurodegenerative Diseases Juan C. Troncoso and Olga Pletnikova Neuropathology of Elderly Abuse and Neglect Ana Rubio Intoxications Mary Ripple, Juan C. Troncoso, Ana Rubio, and Barry Levine New Applications of Postmortem Neuroradiology in the Forensic Investigation of Death Barry Daly and Robert Morales Artifacts and Mimickers Juan C. Troncoso