Scientific article
Case report

Multiphase Postmortem Computed Tomography Angiography in Pediatrics: A Case Report

Published inThe American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, vol. 36, no. 4, p. 239-244
Publication date2015

Postmortem imaging techniques, especially postmortem computed tomography, have become integral tools in forensic investigations. Multiphase postmortem computed tomography angiography (MPMCTA) visualizes the vascular system in detail and makes it possible to evaluate the perfusion of even the smallest vessels. Although the technique has been well described for adults, no pediatric cases have been reported and no pediatric protocol has been established for this type of investigation. We present the case a 7-year-old child for which we used a previously described MPMCTA protocol and adapted values of perfusion, with the same technical equipment as for adult cases. Our main objective was to propose a perfusion protocol adapted for the investigation of infants and children. Moreover, we discuss both the difficulties that we encountered and possible ways to further improve the investigation of pediatric cases by MPMCTA.

  • Anemia
  • Sickle Cell/complications
  • Angiography/methods
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases/diagnosis
  • Child
  • Contrast Media/administration & dosage
  • Diagnosis
  • Differential
  • Dose-Response Relationship
  • Drug
  • Female
  • Forensic Pathology
  • Humans
  • Klebsiella Infections/diagnosis
  • Lung/diagnostic imaging
  • Mesenteric Artery
  • Superior/diagnostic imaging
  • Multidetector Computed Tomography
  • Pneumonia
  • Bacterial/diagnosis/microbiology
  • Respiratory Aspiration/diagnosis
Citation (ISO format)
CHEVALLIER, Christine et al. Multiphase Postmortem Computed Tomography Angiography in Pediatrics: A Case Report. In: The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 2015, vol. 36, n° 4, p. 239–244. doi: 10.1097/PAF.0000000000000189
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ISSN of the journal1533-404X

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