Forensic Neuropathology

1st Edition

A Practical Review of the Fundamentals

Print ISBN: 9780120585274
eBook ISBN: 9780080549842
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 23rd August 2007
Page Count: 496
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Forensic Neuropathology provides superior visual examples of the more commonly encountered conditions in forensic neuropathology and answers questions that arise regarding neuropathological findings. The work includes values for frequently-encountered clinical assessments, and contains a more comprehensive summary of aging/dating of various neuropathological processes than is available in any other single current source. General pathology residents, forensic pathology and neuropathology fellows, and general pathologists and clinicians involved in referred cases will find this book extremely useful, as will individuals in allied fields such as law enforcement officers and attorneys.

Forensic Neuropathology aims to: (1) provide a concise summary of practical information frequently needed in forensic neuropathology cases; (2) include selected material previously known but perhaps not significantly emphasized in current literature; and (3) where possible, to suggest aging/dating parameters for certain neuropathological findings relevant to forensic neuropathology testimony. As a selective reference, the volume emphasizes practical issues and focuses on the most commonly encountered issues among neuropathology and medical examiner professionals.

Key Features

  • Over 800 high-quality full-color photographs, gross and microscopic as well as illustrative line drawings
  • Use of actual cases, briefly summarized and illustrated to emphasize key principles
  • Focuses on the most-commonly encountered cases as relate to forensic incident and covers these aspects in depth and detail


Medical examiners (forensic pathologists) who conduct medicolegal autopsies; neuropathology consultants to medical examiners offices; neuropathologists in private and academic practice; expert witnesses and attorneys whose practice includes neurological, neurosurgical or neuropathological questions. Pathologists in private and in academic practice, and neurologists and neurosurgeons in academic and private practice and in training, especially those whose work includes expert witness activities.

Table of Contents

The Forensic Neuropathology Autopsy: Selected Gross and Microscopic Examination Considerations; The Forensic Neuropathology Autopsy: Developmental Considerations; Dating/Aging of Common Lesions in Neuropathology; Neuropathology of Pregnancy and Delivery: Mother and Child; Malformations and Other Congenital Central Nervous System Lesions; Blunt Force Head Injury; The Suspected Child Abuse Case; Injuries Due to Firearms and Other Missile-Launching Devices; Sudden Unexpected Death; Responses of the Central Nervous System to Acute Hypoxic/Ischemic Injury and Related Conditions; Vascular Diseases of the Central Nervous System; Infections of the Central Nervous System; Brain Tumors; Neurodegenerative Disorders; Demyelinating Disorders; Periprocedural Complications; Miscellaneous Topics


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"The colored (gross and microscopic) pictures [in Forensic Neuropathology] are of an excellent quality. The text is very clear and didactically arranged. [It] can be recommended to forensic and clinical pathologists, neuropathologists and to individuals in allied fields, such as law enforcement officers and attorneys." International Journal of Legal Medicine