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Forensic neuropathology is an important Specialty within forensic pathology. In addition to traumatic brain injury, forensic neuropathologists must also consider cerebro–vascular disease and neurotoxicology as well as other conditions, such as epilepsy and other nontraumatic medical conditions, within the forensic setting. Focusing on difficulties that arise in the medico–legal setting, the text includes descriptions of techniques to use at the postmortem examination or on dissection of the brain, as well as blocking schedules for common disorders that necessitate detailed neuropathological examination. Forensic pathologists, neuropathologists with limited experience of forensic pathology, general pathologists, clinical forensic specialists and neuroscientists, neurologists and neurosurgeons. In addition, members of the legal profession will also find it a useful reference work.
New content includes
- Highly illustrated chapter on imaging of head trauma
- Increased coverage of head trauma
- Emphasis on the biomechanics of primary traumatic head injury
Table of Contents
- Anatomy of the head and neck
- Clinical aspects of head injury
- Imaging of head trauma
- Biomechanics of primary traumatic head injury
- Scalp, facial and gunshot injuries
- Adult skull fractures
- Intra cranial haematomas –extradural and subdural
- Subarachnoid haemorrhage and cerebrovascular traumatic pathology
- Contusional brain injury and intracerebral haemorrhage-traumatic and non-traumatic
- Traumatic axonal injury
- Brain swelling, raised intracranial pressure and hypoxia- related brain injury
- Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy
- Contact sport and blast related neuropathology
- Head injury in the child with ocular pathology
- Spinal injury and pathology
- Difficult areas in forensic pathology: Homicide, suicide or accident.
- Non traumatic neurological conditions in medicolegal work
- Alcohol, drugs, toxins and post- mortem toxicology
- The role of the expert witness
Helen Whitwell & Philip Lumb
Daniel du Plessis and Paul Johnson
Daniel G du Plessis and Jennian F Geddes
Daniel G du Plessis
Christopher M Milroy and Daniel G du Plessis
Daniel G du Plessis and Christopher M Milroy
Helen L Whitwell ,Christopher M Milroy and Daniel du Plessis
Graham Flint and Helen Whitwell
Christopher M Milroy and Helen L Whitwell
Colin Smith & Christopher Milroy
Paul Watson & Christopher Milroy
Professor Helen Whitwell is formerly Professor of Forensic Pathology, University of Sheffield, UK.
Christopher Milroy is a Forensic Pathologist, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada.
Dr. Daniel G. Du Plessis is Consultant Neuropathologist, Neuropathology Unit, Department of Cellular Pathology and Manchester Centre for Clinical Neurosciences, Salford Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, UK.