Unexpected brain finding in pre-autopsy postmortem CT.

Chatzaraki, Vasiliki; Bolliger, Stephan A; Thali, Michael J; Eggert, Sebastian; Ruder, Thomas (2017). Unexpected brain finding in pre-autopsy postmortem CT. Forensic science, medicine, and pathology, 13(3), pp. 367-371. Springer 10.1007/s12024-017-9880-7

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A case is presented in which pre-autopsy postmortem computed tomography (PMCT) revealed an unexpected brain abscess with a related frontal sinusitis and an erosion of the posterior wall of the frontal sinus. PMCT findings enabled the forensic pathologists to adapt protective measures during autopsy and protect their health from infection. Pre-autopsy PMCT has been also useful in the early differential diagnosis procedure. The complementary use of postmortem imaging and autopsy can improve the quality of forensic death investigations.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic, Interventional and Paediatric Radiology

UniBE Contributor:

Ruder, Thomas

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1556-2891

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Nicole Rösch

Date Deposited:

22 Feb 2018 11:25

Last Modified:

22 Feb 2018 11:25

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s12024-017-9880-7

PubMed ID:

28589523

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Autopsy Brain abscess Postmortem computed tomography Sinusitis Streptococcus anginosus Virtopsy

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.107831

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/107831

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