This atlas leads the reader through the adult autopsy process, and its common variations, with a large number of high-quality macroscopic photographs and concise accompanying text. It provides a manual of current practice and is an easy-to-use resource for case examination for consent, medico-legal and radiological autopsies.
External realities and checks are discussed at the beginning of the book, which goes on to cover specific body cavities and organ systems in detail. The book ends with chapters on topics including forensic autopsies, specialist sampling, toxicology analyses and the radiological autopsy.
Atlas of Adult Autopsy is aimed at practicing pathologists, particularly those in training grades. It may also be of interest to anatomical technicians in autopsy suites, as well as parties with a legal interest in autopsy practice.
General Considerations and Safety.- External Examination.- Evisceration.- Thorax: Heart, Lungs, Mediastinum, and Pleura.- Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary System.- Genitourinary and Breast Tissues, Including Pregnancy.- Lymphoreticular Tissues: Lymph Node, Spleen and Thymus, Bone and Marrow.- Endocrine Glands: Thyroid, Parathyroid, Adrenal, and Pituitary.- The Central Nervous System, with Eye and Ear.- Standard and Special Tests.- Devices: Foreign Items Encountered During the Autopsy.- The Forensic Autopsy.- The Radiological Autopsy.- Toxicology.- Appendix.