Postmortem whole-body computed tomography angiography visualizing vascular rupture in a case of fatal car crash

Flach, Patricia M; Ross, Steffen G; Bolliger, Stephan A.; Preiss, Ulrich S; Thali, Michael J; Spendlove, Danny (2010). Postmortem whole-body computed tomography angiography visualizing vascular rupture in a case of fatal car crash. Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine, 134(1), pp. 115-9. Northfield, Ill.: College of American Pathologists

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In addition to the increasingly significant role of multislice computed tomography in forensic pathology, the performance of whole-body computed tomography angiography provides outstanding results. In this case, we were able to detect multiple injuries of the parenchymal organs in the upper abdomen as well as lesions of the brain parenchyma and vasculature of the neck. The radiologic findings showed complete concordance with the autopsy and even supplemented the autopsy findings in areas that are difficult to access via a manual dissection (such as the vasculature of the neck). This case shows how minimally invasive computed tomography angiography can serve as an invaluable adjunct to the classic autopsy procedure.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine > Forensic Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic, Interventional and Paediatric Radiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine > Forensic Imaging
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Flach, Patricia; Ross, Steffen; Bolliger, Stephan; Preiss, Ulrich and Thali, Michael

ISSN:

0003-9985

Publisher:

College of American Pathologists

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:08

Last Modified:

24 Jul 2014 15:05

PubMed ID:

20073614

Web of Science ID:

000273539400020

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/342 (FactScience: 197631)

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