List of Contributors. Chapter 1: A Methodological Approach to the External Examination – S. D’Errico. Chapter 2: Adult Autopsy – C. Pomara, M. Salerno and V. Fineschi. Chapter 3: Pediatric and Fetal Autopsies – S. D’Errico, A. Montana, G. Di Mizo and M. Salerno. Chapter 4: Postmortem Radiology and Digital Imaging: From traumatic injuries to natural death – G. Bertozzi, F. Cafarelli, A.G. Musumeci, G. Zizzo, G. Grilli and C. Pomara. Chapter 5: Forensic Genetics and Genomics – S. Fessa, F. Maglietta, A. Asmundo & C. Pomara. Chapter 6: Human Remains: A Multidisciplinary Approach - F. Sessa, E. Varotto, F.M. Galassi, L. Cipolloni and C. Pomara
Forensic and Clinical Forensic Autopsy: An Atlas and Handbook, Second Edition, provides a step-by-step, photo-assisted guide illustrating the complete autopsy, from pre- through post-autopsy procedures.
All too often, forensic pathologists perform autopsies that are limited only to the body parts that are suspected, leading to biased and inaccurate results. A correct diagnosis for cause of death can only be reached by a strict and systematic examination of the whole body. The chapters of this book look at external cadaver examiner, organ removal methods, laboratory procedures, including recording and imaging techniques, microscopy applications, pediatric and fetal autopsies, and checking for genetic disease and DNA diagnosis. New chapters and sections to this edition cover histology and immunohistochemistry, in addition to the added coverage on forensic anthropology and molecular autopsy.
- Includes new coverage of histology, immunohistochemistry, forensic anthropology, and molecular autopsy.
- Provides numerous case studies outlining the real-world best practice with over 550 full-color, detailed photographs illustrating concepts.
- Presents clear, step-by-step processes for completing autopsies consistently and systematically.
- Details laboratory procedures, Forensic Applications of Microscopy, and new imaging techniques relative to standardized pre- and post-autopsy procedures.
- Utilizes a series of forensic case studies to demonstrate each technique described and the approach used.
From macroscopic to microscopic approaches, Forensic and Clinical Forensic Autopsy, Second Edition, provides detailed guidelines for performance of autopsy on every part of the human body. Using these standardized protocols with the proper knowledge, training, and experience, pathologists – and students of pathology and forensic pathology – can rely on this book to help them develop the skills needed to become experts in their field.
Dr. Cristoforo Pomara holds a PhD in methodological approach to forensic and surgeries sciences from the University of Foggia. He also holds a Doctor of Medicine degree (1998) from the pathology University of Palermo where he did his residency in forensic pathology. Dr. Pomara is currently an Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Surgery, in the Department of Anatomy at the University of Malta. He has previously served as Assistant Professor of forensic medicine at the University of Foggia, as well as the Director of division of Toxicology and Histopathology of Forensic Department at Ospedale G. Tatarella, Cerignola, Foggia. He is has contributed to over 50 publications, several chapters in forensic and cardiovascular books, and author of three books including one with CRC Press
Vittorio Fineschi is Professor of Forensic Medicine at the University La Sapienza of Rome and is in charge of Legal Medicine and Risk Management Sant'Andrea Hospital in Rome. He was previously Professor of Forensic Medicine at the University of Foggia. He served as an expert witness for the Cucchi family in the trial over the death of Stefano Cucchi.