2nd Edition

Forensic Neuropathology

ISBN 9781498706162
Published August 10, 2021 by CRC Press
226 Pages 266 Color & 59 B/W Illustrations

USD $195.00

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Book Description

Forensic neuropathology is an important specialty within forensic pathology. In addition to traumatic brain injury in the adult and child, forensic neuropathologists must also consider the role of natural disease within the forensic setting such as cerebrovascular disease, as well as neurotoxicology. Focusing on difficulties that arise in the medico-legal context, the chapters include techniques for the post-mortem examination of the brain and related structures. Forensic pathologists, neuropathologists, general pathologists, clinical forensic specialists as well as neuroscientists, neurologists and neurosurgeons will all find useful information. In addition, members of the legal profession have found this an important reference work.

Chapters have been extensively revised and new content includes

- Chronic traumatic encephalopathy-related pathology

- Sudden unexplained death in epilepsy

- Biomechanics of head injury

- Updates on pathological aspects of head injury including infant head injury with ocular pathology

- Clinical aspects of head injury and spinal injury including a new chapter on neuroradiology

Reviews of the First Edition

This outstanding book is unique. Well-illustrated with high-quality colour photographs and line drawings, it reads well. Strongly recommended for trainees in histopathology, neuropathology, paediatric pathology, and forensic pathology, as well as for consultants practising in these fields.

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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Helen Whitwell, Formerly Professor of Forensic Pathology, University of Sheffield; and Neuropathologist, West Midlands, UK

Christopher Milroy, Forensic Pathologist and Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada

Daniel du Plessis, Consultant Neuropathologist, Neuropathology Unit, Department of Cellular Pathology; and Greater Manchester Clinical Neurosciences Centre, Salford Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK