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2nd Edition

Forensic Neuropathology

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ISBN 9781498706162
April 22, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
250 Pages 266 Color & 59 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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


  1. Anatomy of the head and neck
  2. Peter Dangerfield

  3. Clinical aspects of head injury
  4. Graham Flint

  5. Imaging of head trauma
  6. Calvin Soh

  7. Biomechanics of primary traumatic head injury
  8. Michael Jones

  9. Techniques
  10. Helen Whitwell

  11. Scalp, facial and gunshot injuries
  12. Christopher Milroy

  13. Adult skull fractures
  14. Helen Whitwell & Philip Lumb

  15. Intra cranial haematomas –extradural and subdural
  16. Helen Whitwell

  17. Subarachnoid haemorrhage and cerebrovascular traumatic pathology
  18. Daniel du Plessis and Paul Johnson

  19. Contusional brain injury and intracerebral haemorrhage-traumatic and non-traumatic
  20. Helen Whitwell

  21. Traumatic axonal injury
  22. Daniel G du Plessis and Jennian F Geddes

  23. Brain swelling, raised intracranial pressure and hypoxia- related brain injury
  24. Daniel G du Plessis

  25. Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy
  26. Christopher M Milroy and Daniel G du Plessis

  27. Contact sport and blast related neuropathology
  28. Daniel G du Plessis and Christopher M Milroy

  29. Head injury in the child with ocular pathology
  30. Helen L Whitwell ,Christopher M Milroy and Daniel du Plessis

  31. Spinal injury and pathology
  32. Graham Flint and Helen Whitwell

  33. Difficult areas in forensic pathology: Homicide, suicide or accident.
  34. Christopher M Milroy and Helen L Whitwell

  35. Non traumatic neurological conditions in medicolegal work
  36. Colin Smith

  37. Alcohol, drugs, toxins and post- mortem toxicology
  38. Colin Smith & Christopher Milroy

  39. The role of the expert witness

Paul Watson & Christopher Milroy

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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.