Virtual autopsy and forensic identification-practical application: a report of one case.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_E5E693763351
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Title
Virtual autopsy and forensic identification-practical application: a report of one case.
Journal
Journal of Forensic Sciences
Author(s)
Dedouit F., Telmon N., Guilbeau-Frugier C., Gainza D., Otal P., Joffre F., Rougé D.
ISSN
0022-1198 (Print)
ISSN-L
0022-1198
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2007
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
52
Number
4
Pages
960-964
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Case Reports ; Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublish
Abstract
The body of an unidentified elderly woman was found trapped in a floodgate. Prior to autopsy, full-body multislice computed tomography (MSCT) was performed for study of bone lesions and cause of death. Age was estimated by analysis of the sternal end of the fourth rib and of the pubic symphyseal medial articular surfaces. The results were then compared with the autopsy findings. MSCT was superior to autopsy in diagnosis of traumatic bone lesions and also revealed dental anomalies and signs of drowning. Age estimation gave a similar result for both methods. This case report illustrates the potential value of MSCT for medico-legal investigations of death: diagnosis of injuries, possibility of determining the cause of death, and anthropological study in order to estimate age or to visualize features likely to enable identification of a corpse.
Keywords
Aged, Autopsy/methods, Drowning/pathology, Fatal Outcome, Female, Forensic Anthropology/methods, Forensic Pathology/methods, Humans, Tomography, X-Ray Computed/methods, Tomography, X-Ray Computed/standards
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Web of science
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