A Pathologist’s Perspective on Histopathology Examination of Autopsies and Various Incidental Findings
Keywords:Autopsy, Histopathology, medico-legal autopsy.
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.
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