Forensic Pathology Reviews

  • Michael Tsokos

Part of the Forensic Pathology Reviews book series (FPR, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Death From Environmental Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Burkhard Madea
      Pages 3-23
  3. Trauma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Burkhard Madea, Peter H. Schmidt, Eberhard Lignitz, Stephan A. Padosch
      Pages 27-41
  4. Forensic Neuropathology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
  5. Death From Natural Causes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Donna M. Hunsaker, John C. Hunsaker III
      Pages 61-98
  6. Child Abuse, Neglect, and Infanticide

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Roger W. Byard, Michael Tsokos
      Pages 101-123
  7. Suicide

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Michael Bohnert
      Pages 127-143
    3. Peter H. Schmidt, Stephan A. Padosch, Burkhard Madea
      Pages 145-165
  8. Infectious Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Reinhard Dettmeyer, Burkhard Madea
      Pages 169-186
  9. Death Scene Investigation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Achim Th. Schäfer
      Pages 189-204
  10. Forensic Entomology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Mark Benecke
      Pages 207-240
  11. Toxicology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
  12. Performance-Enhancing Drugs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
  13. Forensic Differential Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Stephan Seidl
      Pages 293-306
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 307-311

About this book


Over the last decade, the field of forensic science has expanded enormously with the rapid emergence of new autopsy and laboratory techniques, and the identification of many new markers for specific pathological conditions. In Forensic Pathology Reviews, Volume 2, leading national and international forensic pathologists provide cutting-edge accounts of special topics from various fields of forensic pathology and death scene investigation. These critical surveys concentrate on common pathological entities likely to be encountered in daily forensic routine, as well as on specific pathological conditions rarely seen in the autopsy room. Complementing rather than replacing the classic textbooks in forensic pathology, the authors explore new avenues for analyzing the pathology of death from starvation (child neglect), head injuries inflicted by glass bottles, the clinical and pathological features of primary cerebral neoplasms, obesity as it is relevant to the forensic pathologist, and infant and early childhood asphyxial death. Other areas of interest covered include suicide, viral myocarditis in sudden death cases, curious death scene phenomena (hiding, covering, and undressing), forensic entomology, the interpretation of toxicological findings, anabolic-androgenic-steroid abuse, and autopsy findings of subendocardial hemorrhages. A comprehensive review of the international literature that is otherwise difficult to assemble is given for each chapter.
Cutting-edge and concise, Forensic Pathology Reviews, Volume 2 offers forensic investigators a rich demonstration of how the latest medical and scientific advances are being applied to solve current problems of high interest to forensic pathologists today.


Autopsy differential diagnosis forensic pathology neuropathology toxicology trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Tsokos
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Legal MedicineUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

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