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Pathologists learning autopsy technique and even those with extensive experience will find Special Autopsy Dissections to be a handy guide to the performance of special dissections that are seldom or only periodically performed. The book is especially useful for cases involving unexplained cardiac death, intravascular air, thromboemboli, portal hypertension, deaths in custody, sexual assault, neuromuscular disorders, ocular abnormalities, middle ear disorders, long bone examination, jaw removal for identification, and rare cases in which deep examination of the face is required. Also includes information on autopsy-related procedures such as micorbiology cultures, CSF procurement, metabolic and DNA studies, toxicology, angiography, implanted medical devices, obtaining fingerprints, defleshing bone, and many other topics. An extension of An Introduction to Autopsy Technique (PUB 119), the laminated pages contain clear, concise directions and detailed, step-by-step diagrams for more tthan 20 specialized procedures, including information on the indications for the procedure and the equipment required.