The request or need for breast implants (BI) has certainly increased over the years. The fact that they are traceable makes them a significant element for personal identification. We present the first published forensic case in which breast implants on a severely traumatised victim were useful for a quick and cheap personal identification. We also discuss, from a literature study, the issue of traceability and the interest of BI for positive identification purposes within the European community.

Identification of a cadaver by mammary prosthetic implants : A case report / L. Happe, P. Cathala, C. Cattaneo, E. Baccino. - In: LA REVUE DE MÉDÉCINE LÉGALE. - ISSN 1878-6529. - 2:2(2011), pp. 80-82. [10.1016/j.medleg.2011.02.008]

Identification of a cadaver by mammary prosthetic implants : A case report

C. Cattaneo
Penultimo
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2011

Abstract

The request or need for breast implants (BI) has certainly increased over the years. The fact that they are traceable makes them a significant element for personal identification. We present the first published forensic case in which breast implants on a severely traumatised victim were useful for a quick and cheap personal identification. We also discuss, from a literature study, the issue of traceability and the interest of BI for positive identification purposes within the European community.
La pose d’implants mammaires ou prothèses mammaires (PM) est en augmentation constante. Le fait qu’elles soient soumises depuis peu aux impératifs de la traçabilité les rend potentiellement intéressantes pour l’identification. Nous rapportons le premier cas de la littérature où les PM ont permis, rapidement et à peu de frais, d’identifier un corps sévèrement endommagé par un traumatisme majeur. La traçabilité des PM et leur intérêt pour l’identification des cadavres, au sein de la Communauté européenne, sont aussi étudiés au travers des textes disponibles.
Médecine légale ; Autopsie ; Cadavres ; Identification ; Prothèses mammaires ; Implants mammaires
Settore MED/43 - Medicina Legale
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