Talk:Forensic pathology

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Child abuse presentations

  1. Classic: has the triad - murder vs. other homicide
  2. Isolated head injury - accident vs. homicide
  3. No evidence of head injury - only medical.

Outrages in forensic pathology

Defense pathologist opinions:

  • Saddle embolus due to "cocaine thickened blood" - in a gut shot in the liver with a shotgun.
  • Histiocystosis X - in a guy with a head injury that was 7 weeks on a ventilator.
  • Connective tissue disorder - a in a victim with a retroperitoneal hematoma.

Favourite pimping questions

  1. Types of decomposition? (Dr. Rose)
    • A. putrefaction, adipocere, mummification.
  2. DDx of cone of foam at the mouth?
    • A. Opioids, drowning, CHF. Due to pulmonary edema.
  3. The loose benign things assoc. with the thyroid cartilage? (Dr. Tanguay)
    • A. Triticeal cartilage.
  4. Causes of sudden cardiac death?
    • Atherosclerotic coronary artery disease, ARVC, hypertensive heart disease, dilated cardiomyopathy, aortic stenosis.