Occupational Diseases: Asbestosis and Mesothelioma in Forensic Practice

  • Ambra Di Piazza
  • Antonina Argo
  • Edoardo Scalici
  • Antonio Guajana
  • Dario Picone
  • Giuseppe Lo Re


Diagnosis of occupational diseases, a strong collaboration between radiologic and clinical features with related occupational history and literature supporting, and an association between the exposure and the disease process are requested. Further pathological findings emerging at biopsy or autopsy, which are considered ancillary examination techniques, may assist in the judgment related to causal chain reconstruction.

In this perspective the multidisciplinary approach is mandatory for medicolegal issues.


Occupational Diseases Autopsy Postmortem Imaging 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ambra Di Piazza
    • 1
  • Antonina Argo
    • 2
  • Edoardo Scalici
    • 2
  • Antonio Guajana
    • 2
  • Dario Picone
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Lo Re
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic ImagingUniversity of PalermoPalermoItaly
  2. 2.Department for Health PromotionMaternal and Child Care, University of PalermoPalermoItaly

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