3 results match your criteria Adjuncts to the Forensic Autopsy

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Death associated with volatile substance inhalation--histologic, scanning electron microscopic and energy dispersive X-ray spectral analyses of lung tissue.

Forensic Sci Int 2007 Sep 28;171(2-3):118-21. Epub 2006 Nov 28.

Forensic Science SA, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

The investigation of deaths due to the inhalation of volatile substances may be complicated by a lack of scene and autopsy findings. Mechanisms of death may not be determinable at autopsy, and there may be very few markers of inhalant abuse. A 21-year-old man is reported who died from the combined effects of methadone toxicity and toluene inhalation. Read More

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Fatal scuba diving incident with massive gas embolism in cerebral and spinal arteries.

Neuroradiology 2005 Jun 20;47(6):411-6. Epub 2005 May 20.

Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, Inselspital, University of Bern, Switzerland.

CT and MRI have the potential to become useful adjuncts to forensic autopsy in the near future. The examination of fatal injuries facilitates a profound experience in the clinical-radiological examination of these cases; the more severe findings in corpses with autopsy verification can help one to understand the tiny signs seen in clinical cases of surviving victims. We present the case of a 44-year-old male diver who died from severe decompression sickness after rapid ascent from approximately 120 m. Read More

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Post-mortem MRI as an adjunct to fetal or neonatal autopsy.

Lancet 2005 Apr 2-8;365(9466):1271-3

Section of Academic Radiology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2JF, UK.

Context: Understanding what was wrong with a dead fetus or why a newborn child died can help the parents to grieve, while any findings can be used to inform the parents if there is a risk to future pregnancies and the level of risk. This information is mainly obtained from autopsies, but the number of parents agreeing to autopsy has dropped, which has prompted the search for adjuncts to autopsy.

Starting Point: The UK's Chief Medical Officer outlined the rationale for exploring alternatives to autopsy in 2000 and 2001. Read More

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