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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The forensic importance of frontal sinus radiographs
Author: da Silva, RF
Prado, FB
Caputo, IGC
Devito, KL
Botelho, TD
Daruge, E
Abstract: The identification of unidentified human remains through the comparison of antemortem and postmortem radiographs has found wide acceptance in recent years. Reported here is the forensic case of an unidentified adult male who had died as the result of a traffic accident, after which the body was identified by matching images of ante- and postmortem radiographs of the frontal sinus. A general discussion on identification using frontal sinus radiographs is presented, highlighting the reliability of this method, in reference to the uniqueness of the frontal sinus in humans. However, it also notes a few difficulties, especially in reference to the X-ray technique in cases where antemortem radiographs are available and a potentially larger number of anatomical, pathological or traumatic features are present. The comparison of frontal sinus outlines is recommended when it may become necessary to provide quantitative substantiation for forensic identification based on these structures. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd and Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine. All rights reserved.
Subject: Frontal sinus
Forensic anthropology
Victim identification
Country: Inglaterra
Editor: Elsevier Sci Ltd
Citation: Journal Of Forensic And Legal Medicine. Elsevier Sci Ltd, v. 16, n. 1, n. 18, n. 23, 2009.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.jflm.2008.05.016
Date Issue: 2009
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