- Up-to-date text covering all facets of the forensic pathology of infancy and childhood with contributions from international experts
- Covers the variable manifestations of natural conditions resulting in unexpected death from in utero life through to adolescence
- Discusses a wide range of topics including mimickers of child abuse, lesions and injuries from folk medicine practices, metabolic disorders and their evaluation, scene examination, autopsy photography and expert evidence
Table of contents
The History of Pediatric Forensic Pathology and the Pediatric Autopsy.- Death Scene Investigation.- The Autopsy.- Fetal, Perinatal and Neonatal Death.- Birth Trauma.- Placental and Maternal Conditions.- Neonaticide.- Fatal Craniocerebral and Spinal Trauma.- Biomechanics of Head Injury.- Ocular Findings in Inflicted Injury.- Blunt Abdominal and Chest Injuries.- Cutaneous Findings in the Young.- The Pathological Evaluation of Fractures at Autopsy.- Dating of Other Injuries.- Homicide in the Older Child.- Sexual Abuse.- Starvation, Dehydration, Malnutrition, and Fatal Neglect.- Poisoning and Toxicological Issues.- Factitious Illness by Proxy.- Conditions Simulating Inflicted Injury.- Resuscitation-Related Injuries and Artefacts.- Folk Healing Lesions and Injuries.- Neuroimaging in Abuse.- Non-CNS Imaging in Cases of Abuse.- The Role of the Virtopsy.- Expert Testimony.- Suicide.- The Investigation of Possible Asphyxial Deaths in Infancy.- Sports-Related Injuries and Deaths.- Other Types of Accidental Deaths.- Iatrogenic Deaths.- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) and Sudden Unexpected Death in Childhood (SUDC).- Other Causes of Sudden Natural Death in Infancy and Early Childhood.- Cardiac Channelopathies and the Molecular Autopsy.- Other Cardiac Conditions.- Other Natural Deaths in the Older Child.- Obesity.- Metabolic Diseases.- Ancillary Testing and Special Dissections.- Death Certification.- Pediatric Anthropology and Odontology.- Pediatric Organ and Tissue Donation.- Appendices.