By B. G. Brogdon, Hermann Vogel, John D. McDowell

The result of aggression opposed to people might be hideously noticeable, yet can also be completely hid from informal inspection. usually, basically exploration of the hidden recesses of the brain through psychiatric evaluate, or radiologic exploration of the interior recesses of the physique can demonstrate the facts of such violence. This ebook specializes in the latter.

A Radiologic Atlas of Abuse, Torture, Terrorism, and Inflicted Trauma combines the lifetime adventure of 2 special radiologists and a well known odontologist to supply an extraordinary number of radiographs depicting the result of violence at the human body.

Victims of aggression variety from the tiniest boy or girl to complete populations. confidently you'll by no means come across each state of affairs coated during this e-book. even though, if you stumble upon any, you will have A Radiologic Atlas of Abuse, Torture, Terrorism, and Inflicted Trauma within sight.

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B) They may show rachetic-like bony changes related to copper deficiency. 59 Vitamin A intoxication can cause a periosteal reaction (white arrows). This patient also had excessive vitamin D medication causing the vascular calcification (black and white arrow). 60 Scurvy. (A) Upper extremity with osteoporotic bone, beak-like metaphyseal corners and other metaphyseal changes giving the appearance of a double zone of provisional calcification. Subperiosteal bleeding produces a calcified periosteal elevation.

B) Corner fractures of the proximal tibia. 11 Disc-like or elliptical appearance of metaphyseal fracture (arrows). 12 (A) Calcifying subperiosteal hematoma without fracture due to separation of periosteum from bone by twisting or pulling. (B) Localized calcified hematoma from direct blow. 13 (A) Healing spiral fracture of the humeral diaphysis with associated calcifying subperiosteal hematoma. (B) Fresh, undisplaced spiral fracture of the tibia in a nonambulatory infant, highly suggestive of abuse.

Cross-table lateral view of the abdomen showed a large retroperitoneal mass (arrows). This proved to be due to a collection of blood and fluid resulting from (B) lacerations of the liver and pancreas and transection of the bile duct. The weapon was the fist of the father’s new girlfriend. 42 This baby was brought in dead. Examination showed three coins lodged in the esophagus in typical en face presentation. This same infant had been brought in earlier with seven coins in the esophagus, which were at that time considered accidental, now signed out as homicide.

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