Autopsy Pathology : A Manual and Atlas
Connolly, Andrew J., M. D., Ph.D.
Finkbeiner, Walter E., M.D., Ph.D.
Ursell, Philip C., M.D.
Elsevier Science Health Science 2015/09
392 p. 620 illus. 29 cm
with online (Expert Consult)
Presents today's most complete coverage of performing, interpreting, and reporting post-mortem examinations. Prev. ed.: 2009.
A mainstay for pathology residents, Autopsy Pathology is designed with a uniquely combined manual and atlas format that presents today's most complete coverage of performing, interpreting, and reporting post-mortem examinations. This lasting and useful medical reference book offers a practical, step-by-step approach to discussing not only the basics of the specialty, but the performance of specialized autopsy procedures as well. Material is divided into two sections for ease of use: a manual covering specific autopsy procedures, biosafety, generation of autopsy reports, preparation of death certificates, and other essential subjects; and an atlas, organized by organ system, which captures the appearance of the complete spectrum of autopsy findings. Offers expanded coverage of microscopic anatomy. Includes a chapter on performing special dissection procedures that may not be covered during a typical residency. Examines important techniques, such as autopsy photography and radiology, microscopic examination, supplemental laboratory studies, and other investigative approaches. Addresses the latest legal, social, and ethical issues relating to autopsies, as well as quality improvement and assurance. Presents more than 600 full-color photographs depicting common gross and microscopic autopsy findings for every part of the body. Correlates pathologic findings with their clinical causes to enhance diagnostic accuracy. Improved images in the Atlas section provide greater visual understanding. Additional online features include dissection videos demonstrating autopsy techniques; downloadable, commonly used forms for autopsy reports; and calculators for weights and measures. Expert Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience offers access to all of the text, figures, images, videos, forms, calculators, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
Table of Contents
1. The Autopsy--Past and Present 2. Legal, Social, and Ethical Issues 3. Autopsy Biosafety 4. Basic Postmortem Examination 5. Postmortem Examination of Fetuses and Infants 6. Special Dissection Procedures 7. Autopsy Photography and Radiology 8. Microscopic Examination 9. Microscopic Findings 10. Supplemental Laboratory Studies 11. The Autopsy Report 12. Sudden Death Due to Natural Causes 13. Multiple Organ Dysfunction and Sepsis 14. Death Certification 15. Quality Management 16. Atlas of Autopsy Pathology Appendix A: Description of Gross Autopsy Findings 17. Appendix B: Measures, Weights, and Assessment of Growth and Development