Virtopsy: CT and MR imaging of a fatal head injury caused by a hatchet: A case report

Ampanozi, Garyfalia; Ruder, Thomas D.; Preiss, Ulrich; Aschenbroich, Kerstin; Germerott, Tanja; Filograna, Laura; Thali, Michael J (2010). Virtopsy: CT and MR imaging of a fatal head injury caused by a hatchet: A case report. Legal medicine, 12(5), pp. 238-41. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.legalmed.2010.04.004

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Hatchet blows to the human skull often cause fatal injuries. We present a case of homicide by hatchet blow that underwent CT, MRI, and autopsy examination. Skull fragmentation, fracture lines, and brain injuries were demonstrated prior to autopsy. Many of the hatchet-specific characteristics (flaking, crushing, shattering, and fracture lines) described in literature were observed in the post-mortem imaging of this case.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine > Forensic Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine > Forensic Imaging
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Ampanozi, Garyfalia; Ruder, Thomas; Preiss, Ulrich; Aschenbroich, Kerstin; Germerott, Tanja; Filograna, Laura and Thali, Michael

ISSN:

1344-6223

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:10

Last Modified:

06 Aug 2014 15:47

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.legalmed.2010.04.004

PubMed ID:

20494604

Web of Science ID:

000281009300005

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/1539 (FactScience: 203313)

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