Font Size
A
A
A

Autopsy (cont.)

Autopsy Report

When the autopsy and all special studies including microbial cultures and toxicity tests are completed, the pathologist prepares a detailed report. This report describes the observations made during the autopsy procedure and explains the microscopic findings and the results of any special studies that were performed. The report gives a list of medical diagnoses and a summary of the case, emphasizing the correlation between clinical diagnoses and the autopsy findings.

Must Read Articles Related to Autopsy

Carcinoid Lung Tumor
Carcinoid Lung Tumor Carcinoid lung tumors are an uncommon group of lung tumors. A carcinoid lung tumor can not be classified as benign or malignant. They are often referred to as "...learn more >>
Heart Attack
Heart Attack A heart attack is an interruption in blood flow to the heart muscle. Arterial plaque rupture is often the cause of a heart attack. Symptoms of a heart attack ma...learn more >>
Mad Cow Disease and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
Mad Cow Disease and Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Mad cow is an infectious disease in the brain of cattle. Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is the human form of mad cow disease. Symptoms and signs include musc...learn more >>




Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape

Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy »

Patients with epilepsy have a mortality rate 2-3 times that of the general population.

Read More on Medscape Reference »


Medical Dictionary