A Pathologist’s Perspective on Histopathology Examination of Autopsies and Various Incidental Findings

Authors

  • Mohanvir Kaur
  • Lachhima Bhandari
  • Vijay Kumar Bodal
  • Sarbhjit Kaur

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16974

Keywords:

Autopsy, Histopathology, medico-legal autopsy.

Abstract

Background-The current study aims to highlight the importance of autopsies in not just finding the cause
of death; but also, incidental discovery of various rare lesions, that may or may not be the cause of death.
The study also aims to highlight the common cause of death, spectrum of common incidental findings and
reporting of various rare, interesting cases. Method- This is a retrospective study conducted between year
2013 to 2020 on 800 autopsies and their histopathological examination in Pathology Department, GMC,
Patiala. Conclusion- Finding of this study concludes the importance of histopathological autopsy in not just
highlighting the cause of death but also finding many rare diseases, thus enriching the field of medicine and
pathology by observing the histological findings and also sometimes the course of rare diseases.

Author Biographies

Mohanvir Kaur

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology,Government Medical College, Patiala

Lachhima Bhandari

Junior Resident, Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Patiala

Vijay Kumar Bodal

Professor, Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Patiala

Sarbhjit Kaur

Associate Professor, Department of Gynaecology & Obstetric, Government Medical College, Patiala

Published

2021-08-16

How to Cite

Mohanvir Kaur, Lachhima Bhandari, Vijay Kumar Bodal, & Sarbhjit Kaur. (2021). A Pathologist’s Perspective on Histopathology Examination of Autopsies and Various Incidental Findings. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(4), 1867-1875. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i4.16974