Autopsy Practices

by Dhaneshwar Lanjewar, Pradeep Vaideeswar

The objective of this book is to introduce the autopsy practices. An autopsy also was known as a post-mortem examination, obduction, necropsy, or autopsia cadaverum is a highly specialized surgical procedure that consists of a thorough examination of a corpse by dissection to determine the cause and manner of death and to evaluate any disease or injury that may be present. The traditionally recognized contributions of the autopsy such as its role in defining new disease entities, in the quality control of patient care and in determining the cause of death, are just as relevant today as in the past. This book consists of 12 chapters. It includes introduction and history of autopsy, external examination at autopsy, utility and techniques of the autopsy, systemic examination, autopsies in special situations, design of autopsy room, autopsy safety precautions, autopsy audit, embalming, and Autopsy Guidelines in COVID-2019. In the Appendix, six additional cases of Clinicopathological conference are added. All the topics are written in conventional pattern and each topic is designed to offer practical guidelines that will lead pathologists to identify interpret and correlate the autopsy findings.


Book Detail

Editor Editor's Affiliation
1. Lanjewar Dhaneshwar
Grant Government Medical College and Sir Jamshedjee Jeejeebhoy Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2. Vaideeswar Pradeep Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
ISBN 9789389587043
Speciality Forensic Medicine, Pathology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/18445
Edition 2/e
Publishing Year 2021
Pages 234
Book Type Professional


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