Publication details

Přehled postmortálních technik pro případy rekonstrukce mutilujících poranění obličeje

Title in English Review of Postmortal Techniques for Reconstruction of Mutilation Facial Injuries
Authors

FRIŠHONS Jan HEJNA Petr LEONOV Sergei Valerievič VOJTÍŠEK Tomáš KRAJSA Jan STOKLÁSKOVÁ Kateřina RAMBOUSEK Petr ZEMAN Martin

Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Kriminalistický sborník
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Citation
Keywords Facial reconstruction technique; mutilation; face; postmortal
Description In many cases, visual identifications of the deceased and evaluations of some important findings in forensic medicine are complicated by mutilation injuries to the face (e.g. road traffic accidents, falls from height, gun shots, explosions, slash injuries, etc.), thermal changes, decomposition and other specific changes. However, forensic medicine has a range of standard reconstruction techniques available in various modifications, underestimated so far, that allow adjustments of the facial part of the skull and its consequent visual identification. Unfortunately, the importance of standard reconstruction techniques has not been adequately appreciated in the practice of forensic medicine, although its methods are technologically easy-to-use and affordable while also offering excellent results.