The challenges presented by decomposition

  • Byard R
  • Tsokos M
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A feature of forensic practice that is often remarked upon by non-pathologists is the requirement to sometimes undertake examinations of bodies that have undergone considerable changes due to decomposition. The value of such an exercise is sometimes questioned. The following editorial reviews issues that may arise in the postmortem evaluation of such cases based on studies and observations that the authors have undertaken and made over time.

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  • Roger W. Byard

  • Michael Tsokos

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