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Arch Kriminol. 2005 Mar-Apr;215(3-4):70-6.


[Differential diagnosis of traumatic skull findings in infants: residues after vacuum extraction]

[Article in German]


Rupp W, Ropohl D, Bohnert M.

Aus dem Institut für Rechtsmedizin der Universität Freiburg i. Br.


If autopsy findings in an infant show traumatic changes on the skullcap, these are not always the result of a postnatal trauma due to child abuse, a fall or another accidental event. With regard to differential diagnosis a birth trauma should also be kept in mind, so that the history of the delivery is important. The spectrum of possible residues after vacuum extraction (circular fracture and/or elevation of the outer table of skull bones, subperiostal and intraossal haematoma, extradural and subdural haemorrhage) is demonstrated by means of three examples from the forensic autopsy material.


PMID: 15887779 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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