Liver Pathology in Autopsy Cases: A Retrospective Study in A Tertiary Care Center

Authors

  • Ekta Rani 1 , Sarita Nibhoria1 , Sanjay Kumar2

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10367

Keywords:

Autopsy , Fatty change, Cirrhosis, Hepatitis, Congestion, Steatohepatitis, autolysis

Abstract

Background: Liver is the site of many diseases, many become symptomatic while few are diagnosed

only on autopsy. The cause of chronic liver disease varies in different geographic areas and influenced by

socioeconomic status, diet, life style and regional diseases.

Method: This retrospective study was carried out in a tertiary care hospital in the department of pathology

over a period of one year. A total of 40 cases of liver specimens, received as part of liver, constituted the

material for the study. All were autopsy cases and the organs were received in 10% formalin. Routine

grossing and staining with H&E stain were performed. Slides were analysed and the findings were noted in

percentages.

Results: A total of 40 specimens were studied. Age ranges from new born to 70 years, with 92.5 % male

cases. 32.5% of cases were autolysed. 25% were showing chronic venous congestion followed by fatty

change (22.5%), hepatitis (12.5%). 2.5% each of cirrhosis, steatohepatitis and normal liver.

Conclusion: 1. Autopsy has an important role in identifying the cause of death.

  1. To overcome the autolysis of the specimen, the medical practitioner performing the autopsies should be

trained about how to carry post mortem and to preserve the viscera for histopathological examination so that

cause of death could be noted.

Author Biography

Ekta Rani 1 , Sarita Nibhoria1 , Sanjay Kumar2

1Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, GGS Medical College -Faridkot, Punjab, India, 2Professor,

Department of Pathology, GGS Medical College -Faridkot, Punjab, India, 3 Professor, Department of Pathology,

PGIMS Rohtak, Haryana, India

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Ekta Rani 1 , Sarita Nibhoria1 , Sanjay Kumar2. (2020). Liver Pathology in Autopsy Cases: A Retrospective Study in A Tertiary Care Center. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 275-278. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10367