The Use of Thoracolumbar and Hip Joint Dysmorphism in Identification

    Volume 48, Issue 4 (July 2003)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 July 2003

    Page Count: 6


    (Received 9 March 2003; accepted 8 March 2003)

    Abstract

    A case of roentgenographic identification of a deceased person is presented. Comparison of antemortem and postmortem radiographs of the vertebral column and hip joint, for the purpose of identification, was based on the deceased medical history, and the fact the deceased was endentulous, and fingerprint comparison was not feasible. Evaluation of anatomical variants, due to the effects of degenerative disease, provided positive identification in a visually unidentifiable deceased person.


    Paper ID: JFS2002405

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS2002405

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    Title The Use of Thoracolumbar and Hip Joint Dysmorphism in Identification
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    Committee E30