Spectrum of Pulmonary lesions in Autopsy cases
Keywords:Autopsy, Pneumonia, Tuberculosis, Emphysema
Aim: This study was designed to determine various pulmonary lesions by histopathological examination of lung tissue received in autopsy department.
Methods: The study was done on 130 lung specimens from autopsy cases received in this department over the period of 5 months. Gross finding and microscopic features were recorded. The tissue specimens were fixed and processed. Paraffin sectioning was done followed by Haematoxylin and Eosin staining. The sections were then examined.
Results: During period from January 2019 to May 2019, total 130 lungs specimens from autopsy department were studied. Lung diseases are more common in males as compared to females. Most common lung pathological findings are Terminal stage (53.84%), Pneumonia (14.61%), Tuberculosis (7.68%), Emphysema (3.06%) & Malignant lesions(0.76%) amongst the cases studied.
Conclusion: Advances in diagnostic technology have not reduced the value of autopsy and a goal-directed autopsy remains a vital component in the study and evaluation of the disease process. There are large numbers of cases of preventable respiratory diseases. This indicates that the autopsy has remained an important complementary tool for identifying and understanding respiratory diseases despite recent advances in diagnostic technology.