journal of autopsy

Consented Autopsy-Never-Failing yet Ever Falling

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Autopsy, derived from the Greek ‘autos’ and ‘opsomeri’ means ‘to see for oneself, and originates from mummification using human dissection around 3000BC. Over five millennia it has enabled the study of human anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology culminating in 21st century medicine.

Consented Autopsy
Consented Autopsy

After such a rich and rewarding history, autopsy is on the brink of extinction. During the 1980s, around 30% of adult inpatient deaths in the United Kingdom were followed with consented autopsy, yet by 2013 this figure had fallen to less than 1% . The severity of this decline has led to the extinction of consented autopsy in 25% of hospitals in the UK. Marked declines have been noted around the globe. Read More>>>>>>>>

Road-traffic related Deaths in Accra Ghana: A 10-year Retrospective Autopsy Study at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra (2004–2013)

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Forensic autopsy practice in its current shape remains the gold standard however radiological imaging is continuously developing and is becoming more known and acceptable within forensic pathology practice. Radiology has been used for years for determining age of individuals and assessing bone injuries.

Road-traffic related Deaths in Accra Ghana
Road-traffic related Deaths in Accra Ghana

However with the development of new radiological techniques like Computerized Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and their application to assess soft and hard injuries has ushered a new era in forensic pathology. The technique having originated in Sweden has now become a standard technique in major centres in Japan, US, Australia, and many European countries.  Read more>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

The Variegated Lesions Found at Autopsy in Sudden Death in a Developing Community

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Among the large Ethnic Group called the Ibos, who are domiciled in South-Eastern Nigeria, there was a previous account of the sudden death of a woman while enjoying her breakfast. It was due to rupture of an abdominal aneurysm. Therefore, other lesions are deemed to be worthy of documentation likewise.

Pneumonia
Pneumonia

Case Histories:

Tuberculosis: It was etiologic in a 23-year-old man. He was brought to the hospital vomiting blood and died on admission. The lungs showed a range of tuberculous lesions from fibrocaseous, through cavitations to bronchopneumonic types. Tuberculosis also featured in a 20-year-old man who was brought dead from home. One lung exhibited fibrocaseous lesions, while the other was cavitatory. Read more>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

 

Consented Autopsy-Never-Failing yet Ever Falling

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Autopsy, derived from the Greek ‘autos’ and ‘opsomeri’ means ‘to see for oneself, and originates from mummification using human dissection around 3000BC. Over five millennia it has enabled the study of human anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology culminating in 21st century medicine.

Autopsy
Autopsy

After such a rich and rewarding history, autopsy is on the brink of extinction. During the 1980s, around 30% of adult inpatient deaths in the United Kingdom were followed with consented autopsy, yet by 2013 this figure had fallen to less than 1%. The severity of this decline has led to the extinction of consented autopsy in 25% of hospitals in the UK . Marked declines have been noted around the globe. Read more>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>