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Pediatric Medicolegal Autopsy in France: A Forensic Histopathological Approach

The aim of postmortem medicolegal examination in pediatric death is primarily to establish the circumstances and causes of death and to exclude child abuse. In France, pediatric death is systematically documented by medicolegal or medical autopsy. In the case of a medicolegal autopsy, the complementary examinations, requested and financed by justice, are rarely limited to a histopathological examination.