Radiographic Identification of Human Remains Through Deformities and Anomalies of Post-Cranial Bones: A Report of Two Cases

    Volume 38, Issue 4 (July 1993)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 11


    Rougé, D
    Lecturer and Attending Physicians, and Head of Department, Rangueil University Hospital, Toulouse Cedex,

    Larrouy, G
    Director of Anthropological Studies, Purpan University Hospital,

    Arbus, L
    Lecturer and Attending Physicians, and Head of Department, Rangueil University Hospital, Toulouse Cedex,

    Telmon, N
    Lecturer and Attending Physicians, and Head of Department, Rangueil University Hospital, Toulouse Cedex,

    Arrue, P
    Attending Physician, Rangueil University Hospital, Toulouse,

    (Received 17 September 1992; accepted 30 November 1992)

    Abstract

    Human remains can be identified radiographically by anomalies and deformities of the post-cranial bones when there are no old fractures and the cranium and extremities are not available. These anomalies and deformities of the sternum, vertebrae, sacrum and innominate bone are often protected from damage by scavengers. We report their use to exclude a proposed identity in one case and to confirm identity in another case. The value and number of these criteria and their pathogenesis is discussed with reference to their prevalence and their expression of inter- and intraindividual variability.


    Paper ID: JFS13501J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13501J

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    Title Radiographic Identification of Human Remains Through Deformities and Anomalies of Post-Cranial Bones: A Report of Two Cases
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