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Medicolegal Neuropathology

A Color Atlas, 1st Edition

By David Dolinak, Evan W. Matshes

CRC Press

280 pages | 599 Color Illus.

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Medicolegal Neuropathology: A Color Atlas uniquely demonstrates and explains many neuropathologic findings in a way that will aid investigators of sudden and unexpected death integrate their own findings into the total case context. With helpful tips and reminders, as well as over 500 bold, colorful photographs, this well-organized resource helps you quickly recognize, document, and understand the diverse realm of neuropathological findings waiting to be discovered at autopsy.

Organized in a case-oriented format, Medicolegal Neuropathology: A Color Atlas shows you:

  • Many large external and internal color photographs

  • Proper methods of documenting and interpreting pathologic findings

  • Methods of performing specialized autopsy procedures

  • Techniques for proper sampling and preparation of tissues for microscopic examination

  • Important traumatic and nontraumatic findings and their significance

  • A refresher course on normal anatomical structures
  • Reviews

    "It is a great contribution and shall achieve a dominant position in the forensic pathology literature. Nothing like it has ever been done. I urge that the publisher agrees to keep it in print in perpetuity."

    - Dr. Joseph H. Davis, M.D., (Retired) Chief Medical Examiner, Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department

    "… invaluable for both teaching and reference by practicing forensic pathologists and neuropathologists and their trainees. The illustrations are of very high quality, and the relevant forensic topics, including traumatic and natural disease, are covered comprehensively."

    -Charles L. White, III, M.D.

    John H. Childers Professor of Pathology

    Director, Neuropathology Laboratory

    The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

    Dallas, Texas

    Table of Contents

    Scalp Injury

    Skull Fracture

    Epidural Hemorrhage

    Subdural Hemorrhage

    Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

    Cerebral Contusion

    Diffuse Traumatic Brain Injury

    Increased Intracranial Pressure and Its Sequelae

    Firearm Injury

    Persistent Vegetative State


    Cerebral Ischemia/Infarct

    Hypertensive and Drug-Related Intracerebral Hemorrhage

    Pediatrics - General

    Pediatrics - Trauma

    Spinal Cord Injury

    Artifact and Decomposition



    Neurodegenerative Disease


    Special Stains, Techniques, etc.

    Normal Human Neuroanatomy


    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    LAW / Forensic Science