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Post Mortem Examination and Autopsy

Current Issues From Death to Laboratory Analysis

Edited by Kamil Hakan Dogan

Selçuk University

Forensic medicine explores the legal aspects of medicine, and medicolegal investigation of death is the most significant and crucial function of it. The nature of post mortem examinations are changing and the understanding of causes of death are evolving with the increase of knowledge, availability, and use of various analyses including genetic testing. Postmortem examination practice is turning into a more multidisciplinary approach for investigations, which are becoming more evidence based. Although there are numerous publications about forensic medicine and post mortem examination, this book aims to provide some basic information on post mortem examination and current developments in some important and special areas. It is considered that this book will be useful for forensic pathologists, clinicians, attorneys, law enforcement officers, and medical students.

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Post Mortem Examination and AutopsyCurrent Issues From Death to Laboratory AnalysisEdited by Kamil Hakan Dogan

Published: February 14th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68970

ISBN: 978-953-51-3793-1

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3792-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4074-0

Copyright year: 2018

Books open for chapter submissions

13886 Total Chapter Downloads

3 Crossref Citations

4 Web of Science Citations

7 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: An Overview of Post-Mortem Examination and Autopsy

By Kamil Hakan Dogan and Serafettin Demirci


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2. The Advancement of Postmortem Investigations in Sudden Cardiac Death

By Kawthar Braysh, Raymond Zerbe, Rosalyn Jurjus Zein, Doureid Oueidat, Jihad Hawi, Luk Oke and Abdo Jurjus


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3. Negative Autopsy in Infant and Juvenile Population: Role of Cardiac Arrhythmias

By Georgia Sarquella-Brugada, Sergi Cesar, Anna Fernandez-Falgueras, Maria Dolores Zambrano, Anna Iglesias, Josep Brugada, Ramon Brugada and Oscar Campuzano


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4. Postmortem Animal Attacks on Human Corpses

By Zerrin Erkol and Erdem Hösükler


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5. Contribution of Forensic Analysis to Shark Profiling Following Fatal Attacks on Humans

By Eric Clua and Dennis Reid


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6. Defining Dental Age for Chronological Age Determination

By Fatma Deniz Uzuner, Emine Kaygısız and Nilüfer Darendeliler


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7. Forensic DNA Technological Advancements as an Emerging Perspective on Medico-Legal Autopsy: A Mini Review

By Zsolt Pádár, Petra Zenke and Zsolt Kozma


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8. Most Common Medico-Legal Autopsy-Related Human and Nonhuman Biological Samples for DNA Analysis

By Zsolt Pádár, Petra Zenke and Zsolt Kozma


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9. Application of CO-oximeter for Forensic Samples

By Hiroshi Kinoshita, Naoko Tanaka, Ayaka Takakura, Mostofa Jamal, Asuka Ito, Mitsuru Kumihashi, Shoji Kimura, Kunihiko Tsutsui, Shuji Matsubara and Kiyoshi Ameno


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