Virtual autopsy and forensic anthropology of a mummified fetus: a report of one case.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_64FEC6F9D54F
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Sous-type
Etude de cas (case report): rapporte une observation et la commente brièvement.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Virtual autopsy and forensic anthropology of a mummified fetus: a report of one case.
Périodique
Journal of Forensic Sciences
Auteur(s)
Dedouit F., Guilbeau-Frugier C., Telmon N., Gainza D., Otal P., Joffre F., Rougé D.
ISSN
0022-1198 (Print)
ISSN-L
0022-1198
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2008
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
53
Numéro
1
Pages
208-212
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal ArticlePublication Status: ppublishPDF: Case Report
Résumé
A jar containing the mummified body of a fetus was found in a bush near a building. Full-body multislice computed tomography (MSCT) was performed prior to autopsy to study the bones and internal organs. Age was estimated by measuring femoral and tibial lengths and examining the temporal and occipital bones. The results were then compared with the autopsy and histopathological findings. MSCT was superior to autopsy for examination of the bones and internal organs. Autopsy was difficult because of the fragility of the dried corpse. MSCT determined the gestational age of the fetus and excluded skeletal abnormalities. Estimated age was similar with the two methods used. However, the major advantage of MSCT was rapid measurement of bones or anatomical regions which are difficult to examine during autopsy and which required specific preparation for further anthropological study. This case report illustrates the possibilities offered by MSCT for studying mummified bodies, even fetuses.
Mots-clé
Autopsy/methods, Cochlea/pathology, Ear, Middle/pathology, Fetus/pathology, Foot/pathology, Forensic Anthropology, Gestational Age, Humans, Mummies/pathology, Osteogenesis, Temporal Bone/pathology, Tibia/pathology, Tomography, X-Ray Computed/methods
Pubmed
Web of science
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12/01/2016 10:52
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