Dr. V. (Vidija) Soerdjbalie-Maikoe



Dr. V. (Vidija) Soerdjbalie-Maikoe is a senior Forensic Pathologist of the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) at The Hague, Netherlands. She is experienced in forensic pathology on adults and children, has an academic position as trainer in the field of forensic and clinical autopsies and is the pathologist for quality assurance in forensic pathology and from that point of view manages the quality control system on forensic pathology in the Netherlands Forensic Institute. Her special interest in the field of pediatric forensic pathology resulted in an extensive experience as pathologist and international consultant in investigations on child abuse and neglect, perinatal death and sudden death in infancy and childhood. She has testified as an expert witness on numerous cases and deputy trainer on forensic pathology in the Netherlands Forensic Institute.

Dr. Soerdjbalie-Maikoe is a part-time clinical autopsy pathologist and regular trainer in the field of forensic pathology at the Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. She is a lead trainer in forensic pathology for lawyers, prosecutors, medical doctors, forensic examiners. She is guest-teacher in clinical pathology at the Faculty of Medicine in South America (Suriname) for undergraduate students.

Dr. Soerdjbalie-Maikoe is a graduate of the ‘ Vrije Universiteit’ in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, finished her thesis on prostate cancer at the Leiden University/Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands and trained in general clinical pathology at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She finished her training as Forensic pathologist in the Netherlands Forensic Institute and received her acknowledgement on paediatric pathology at the International Pediatric Pathology Association years later. She is a registered medical doctor in the national register for medical doctors and national register for medical specialists in the Netherlands (BIG/RGS registers and Register of Court Experts, NRGD).

Internationally Dr. Soerdjbalie-Maikoe has been an invited speaker at international conferences and symposia on forensic pathology and forensic pediatric pathology nationally and internationally. She organizes international symposia on forensic pathology She has published papers in peer-reviewed journals, is the author of ‘Forensic postmortem investigation in children’, has contributed to a chapter in the text book ‘Forensic autopsy in children: medical handbook of child abuse’ and is involved in national


Published doctoral thesis
1. Hormone refractory prostate cancer and the skeleton.
Publisher: Dept. of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, LUMC, Leiden University
Issue Date: February, 2006.

Peer-reviewed publications
1. Article: ‘Pain management in cancer-related metastasized prostate cancer’.
Soerdjbalie- Maikoe V.
Urograaf, no 3 Juni 1997; Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 1997, maart: 143 (12)

2. Article: Strategies for management of prostate cancer-related bone pain
Rob C.M. Pelger, Vidija Soerdjbalie-Maikoe, Neveen A.T. Hammy
Drugs & Aging 02/2001; 18(12):899-911. DOI:10.2165/00002512-200118120-00002·

3. Article: Bone scintigraphy predicts the risk of spinal cord compression in hormone-refractory prostate cancer.
Vidija Soerdjbalie-Maikoe, Rob C M Pelger, Guus A B Lycklama à Nijeholt, Jan-Willem Arndt, Aeilko H Zwinderman, Herman Bril, Socrates E Papapoulos, Neveen A T Hamdy
European journal of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging 08/2004; 31(7):958-63. DOI:10.1007/s00259-004-1479-z·

4. Article. A randomised clinical trial of 89 strontium and the aminobisphosphonate olpadronate in the palliative management of hormone refractory metastatic prostate cancer: Comparative efficacy and cost analysis
V. Soerdjbalie-Maikoe, R. Pelger, G. Lycklama-Nijeholt, B. Van Eck, W. Van den Hout, A. Zwinderman, S. Papapoulos, N. Hamdy
European Urology Supp 02/2004; 3(2):156-156. DOI:10.1016/S1569-9056(04)90608-2.

5. Doctoral Thesis: Hormone-refractory prostate cancer and the skeleton
Vidija. Soerdjbalie-Maikoe
Publisher: Dept. of Urology, Faculty of Medicine, LUMC, Leiden University
Issue Date: February, 2006.

6. Article: Embryology, normal anatomy, and imaging techniques of the hyoid and larynx with respect to forensic purposes: a review article.
Vidija Soerdjbalie-Maikoe, Rick R van Rijn.
Forensic Science Medicine and Pathology 02/2008; 4(2):132-9. DOI:10.1007/s12024-008-9032-1

7. Article: Unnatural death due to child abuse--forensic autopsies 1996-2009.
Vidija Soerdjbalie-Maikoe, Rob A C Bilo, Elena van den Akker, Ann Maes
Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde 01/2010; 154:A2285.

8. Article: A case of fatal coin battery ingestion in a 2-year-old child
V Soerdjbalie-Maikoe, R R van Rijn
Forensic science international 02/2010; 198(1-3):e19-22. DOI:10.1016/j.forsciint.2010.02.001·

9. Article: Neonaticide: frequently suspected, seldom proven.
V Soerdjbalie-Maikoe, K J de Wijs-Heijlaerts, L Meijerman, A J Verheugt, T Sieswerda-Hoogendoorn, A Maes.
Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde 01/2013; 157(49):A6546.

10. Article: The use of 3D-CT in weapon caused impression fractures of the skull, from a forensic radiological point of view
Bernadette S. de Bakker, Vidija Soerdjbalie-Maikoe, Henri M. de Bakker
Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging, 10/2013; 1(4):176–179. DOI:10.1016/j.jofri.2013.07.005

11. Article: The value of post-mortem CT in neonaticide in case of severe decomposition: Description of 12 cases
T Sieswerda-Hoogendoorn, V Soerdjbalie-Maikoe, A Maes, R R van Rijn
Forensic science international 12/2013; 233(1-3):298-303. DOI:10.1016/j.forsciint.2013.09.023·

12. Article: Pneumomediastinum and Soft Tissue Emphysema in Paediatric Hanging
Tessa Sieswerda-Hoogendoorn, Anne S Strik, Nick F J Hilgersom, Vidija Soerdjbalie-Maikoe, Rick R van Rijn
Journal of Forensic Sciences 2014;59(2):559-63. DOI:10.1111/1556-4029.12315·

13. Article: Postmortem CT compared to autopsy in children; concordance in a forensic setting.
Tessa Sieswerda-Hoogendoorn, Vidija Soerdjbalie-Maikoe, Henri de Bakker, Rick R van Rijn
Internal journal of legal Medicine 04/2014; 128(6). pp 957-965 DOI:10.1007/s00414-014-0964-6·

14. Article: An accessory skull suture mimicking a skull fracture
JEF. Wiedijk, V. Soerdjbalie-Maikoe, GJR. Maat, A. Maes, RR. Van Rijn, HH. De Boer.
Forensic science international 23/01/2016
DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2016.01.025

15. Article: Human cranial vault thickness in a contemporary sample of 1097 autopsy cases: relation to body weight, stature, age, sex and ancestry.
H.H. de Boer, A.E. van der Merwe, V. Soerdjbalie-Maikoe.
Int J Legal Med 25/02/2016
DOI 10.1007/s00414-016-1324-5.

16. Article: Forensic Imaging in Legal Medicine in the Netherlands: retrospective analysis of over 1700 cases in 15 year’ s experience.
H.M. de Bakker, V. Soerdjbalie-Maikoe, B. Kubat, A. Maes, B.S. de Bakker.
Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging 6(2016)1-7.
DOI: 10.1016/j.jofri.2016.05.001

17. Article: Fatalities, cerebral Hemorrhage and severe cardiovascular toxicity after exposure to the new psychoactive substance 4-fluoroamphetamine: a prospective cohort study.
L. Hondebrink, J. Nugteren-van Lonkhuyzen, S. Rietjens, T. Brunt, B. Venhuis, V. Soerdjbalie-Maikoe, B. Smink, A. van Riel, I. de Vries.
Annals of Emergency medicine, volume 71, no 3, 294-305: march 2018.

18. The anatomical variations of the hyoid-larynx comlpex
Bernadette S de Bakker, MD, Henri M de Bakker, MD b, Vidija Soerdjbalie-Maikoe, MD PhDc, Frederik G Dikkers, MD PhDd.
Article ID: LARY26987, The laryngoscope, Article DOI: 10.1016/j.jofri.2013.03.008

19. Article: Post-mortem computed tomography must proceed autopsy of
burned victims in a forensic setting.
Henri M. de Bakker, Gijsbrecht H.J. Roelandt, Vidija Soerdjbalie-Maikoe, Rick R. van Rijn, Bernadette S. de Bakker
European Radiology, submitted