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Child Abuse: Imaging and Legal Aspects

  • Claudio Defilippi
  • Roberta Cotti

Abstract

In 1860, Ambroise Tardieu described in small children a series of traumatic lesions with common characteristics indicating physical maltreatment: 55% of these cases involved children younger than 5 years, and 30% were under 1 year [1]. In 1946, Caffey reported the frequent association of central nervous system injuries with bony lesions. Since then, various terms have been used in reference to this constellation of symptoms, such as Ambroise-Tardieu syndrome, Caffey-Silverman syndrome, parent-infant trauma syndrome, battered child syndrome, and non-accidental-injury (NAI) [2, 3].

Keywords

Child Abuse Osteogenesis Imperfecta Subdural Hematoma Central Nervous System Injury Abusive Head Trauma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claudio Defilippi
    • 1
  • Roberta Cotti
    • 1
  1. 1.Radiology Unit“Regina Margherita” Children’s HospitalTurinItaly

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