Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-18
  2. Harold Sanchez
    Pages 1-25
  3. Brad Randall
    Pages 27-57
  4. Richard M. Conran, J. Thomas Stocker
    Pages 59-80
  5. Kim A. Collins
    Pages 81-108
  6. Kim A. Collins, Robyn C. Reed
    Pages 139-168
  7. Michael Tsokos
    Pages 169-191
  8. Andrew M. Baker
    Pages 207-228
  9. Roger W. Byard
    Pages 229-241
  10. Peter Ellis
    Pages 243-265
  11. York Man Mandy Li, David Wells
    Pages 267-289
  12. Christopher Mark Milroy
    Pages 291-325
  13. Kim A. Collins, Christina J. Tatum, Patrick E. Lantz
    Pages 327-337
  14. Andrew M. Baker
    Pages 339-374
  15. Neil E. I. Langlois
    Pages 375-389
  16. Mary E. S. Case
    Pages 391-434
  17. Carole Jenny, Kent P. Hymel, Nagarajan Rangarajan
    Pages 435-453
  18. Andrea L. Vincent, Heather C. Russell
    Pages 455-493

About this book


The investigation of sudden or unexplained death of children represents a unique medical and forensic area of study. Children have unique anatomic and functional characteristics that must be recognized and understood by the medical investigator. Further complicating this process is the fact that the anatomic structure, composition and function of various organs and organ systems in the pediatric population change throughout the developmental stages of childhood. The disease processes, reactions to trauma and risk factors for accidental death and homicide change from infancy through adolescence.

Forensic Pathology of Infancy and Childhood provides an authoritative, comprehensive reference text devoted to the medicolegal investigation of sudden unexpected death in children. With contributions from internationally renowned experts, individual chapters focus on specific unique causes and organ systems with detailed accounts of the changes in fatal diseases, risk factors of causes of sudden death, and responses to fatal trauma that occur as a child grows from neonatal stage through infancy, toddlerhood, childhood and adolescence.

This text is an essential reference resource for forensic pathologists, medical examiner offices, pediatric pathologists, pediatric hospitals, anatomic pathologists and those in training as well as those in related legal professions.


forensic pathology pediatric autopsy pediatric illness pediatric injury pediatrics

Editors and affiliations

  • Kim A. Collins
    • 1
  • Roger W. Byard
    • 2
  1. 1.Fulton County Medical Examiner's OfficeEmory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.University of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-61779-402-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-61779-403-2
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