Journal of
Clinical Pathology and Forensic Medicine

  • Abbreviation: J. Clin. Pathol. Forensic Med.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2405
  • DOI: 10.5897/JCPFM
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 30

Article in Press

Fire-related death: an unusual histopathologic clue of forensic relevance

Tombolini Antonio,Giorgetti Arianna and Cannovo Nunzia

  •  Received: 05 May 2018
  •  Accepted: 19 July 2018
Fire-related deaths are an issue for forensic pathologists particularly in ascertain if death occurred before or during fire. The authors highlight a unique bronchiolar epithelial cytological clue (nuclear heat-induced elongation) determined by active inhalation of hot gases and fumes, not yet described in the literature at so distal small airways level.

Keywords: fire-related death – viability – light microscopy – bronchiolar epithelium