SPECIAL AUTOPSY DISSECTIONS - PUB122
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Kim A. Collins, MD, FCAP

Pathologists learning autopsy technique and even those with extensive autopsy experience will find Special Autopsy Dissections 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, neuromuscular disorders, ocular and middle ear abnormalities, and rare cases in which deep examination of the face is required. Tips are also provided for autopsy-related procedures such as obtaining fingerprints, defleshing bone, and many other topics.

Special Autopsy Dissections is a unique resource that picks up where An Introduction to Autopsy Techniques: Step-by-Step Diagrams leaves off. Presented in a similar format, the book contains clear, concise directions and detailed, step-by-step diagrams for numerous procedures, including information on the indications for the procedure and the equipment required. Special Autopsy Dissections will serve as a ready aid for teaching, referral, and autopsy improvement.

Contents include:

  • Cardiac conduction system and air embolisms
  • Esophageal varices demonstration
  • Deep leg vein dissection
  • Back and extremities cut-downs
  • Disarticulations, removal of long bones and ribs
  • En bloc pelvic dissection
  • Peripheral nerve and skeletal muscle sampling
  • Facial dissection, upper and lower jaw resections, and neck dissections
  • Vertebral artery dissection and spinal cord removal
  • Eye enucleation, posterior approach
  • Removal of the temporal bone, en bloc resection
  • Fetal brain removal
  • Ancillary studies and special techniques used in autopsy

Contents (PDF, 27 K)
Sample pages (PDF, 78.5 K)

Laminated, spiral bound; 50 pages, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-930304-97-3





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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.