226 Pages 266 Color & 59 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    226 Pages 266 Color & 59 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.


    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


    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