Bony Lesions from Non-accidental Trauma

  • C. Defilippi
  • B. Santoro
  • P. Pautasso


First of all a first fundamental distinction must be made between lesions resulting from a single act of physical violence and those occurring as a result of physical maltreatment. We are better able to clarify the distinction using the definitions proposed by the Italian Penal Code:
  • physical violence (art.572 c.p): “harmful action that immediately produces an acute physical effect and requires an urgent intervention”

  • physical maltreatment: “repeated behavior leading to suffering in the victim, and resulting in a relationship with the person responsible that is characterized by pain”.


Osteogenesis Imperfecta Physical Violence Menkes Disease Congenital Syphilis Defici Ency 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Defilippi
    • 1
  • B. Santoro
  • P. Pautasso
  1. 1.Pediatric Radiology ServiceRegina Margherita Children’s HospitalTurinItaly

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