Forensic Pathology of Infancy and Childhood

Editors: Collins, Kim A., Byard, Roger W. (Eds.)

  • Brings readers an authoritative, comprehensive reference work on the medicolegal investigation of sudden unexpected death in children
  • Covers the variable manifestations of natural conditions resulting in unexpected death from in utero life through to adolescence
  • Broadens understanding of various topics including mimickers of child abuse, lesions and injuries, metabolic disorders, scene examination, autopsy photography and expert evidence
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About this Reference Work

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.       

About the authors

Kim A. Collins, MD, is a forensic pathologist at Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office, Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. She serves on editorial boards of national and international peer-reviewed journals and is a section editor for the pathology text of e-Medicine. She has researched and published manuscripts, book chapters, and texts in the areas of autopsy and forensic pathology with a special concentration in pediatric forensic pathology.

Professor Roger W. Byard, AO PSM, holds the Marks Chair of Pathology at The University of Adelaide and is a senior specialist forensic pathologist at Forensic Science SA in Adelaide, Australia. He has published over 600 papers and book chapters dealing with topics in forensic pathology, in addition to texts on Sudden Death in the Young, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and an Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine. He is Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Forensic Science Medicine and Pathology.       

Table of contents (40 chapters)

  • A History of Pediatric Forensic Pathology

    Sanchez, Harold

    Pages 1-25

  • Pediatric Death Scene Investigation

    Randall, Brad

    Pages 27-57

  • The Pediatric Autopsy

    Conran, Richard M. (et al.)

    Pages 59-80

  • Fetal, Intrapartum, and Neonatal Deaths

    Collins, Kim A.

    Pages 81-108

  • Placental and Maternal Conditions in Perinatal Deaths

    Popek, Edwina J.

    Pages 109-138

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Forensic Pathology of Infancy and Childhood
Editors
  • Kim A. Collins
  • Roger W. Byard
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India
eReference ISBN
978-1-61779-403-2
Print + eBook ISBN
978-1-61779-404-9
Print ISBN
978-1-61779-402-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 1303
Number of Illustrations and Tables
162 b/w illustrations, 524 illustrations in colour
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