Autopsy Pathology: A Manual and Atlas

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Churchill Livingstone, 2004 - Medical - 408 pages
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This new resource presents today's most complete guidance on performing, interpreting, and reporting post-mortem examinations. The first section is a manual covering specific autopsy procedures, biosafety, generation of autopsy reports, preparation of death certificates, and other essential subjects. The second section is an atlas, organized by organ system that captures the appearance of the complete spectrum of autopsy findings.

  • Focuses on hospital autopsy, while also providing a brief introduction to forensic autopsy.
  • Examines autopsy photography and radiology, microscopic examination, supplemental laboratory studies, and other investigative approaches.
  • Includes a chapter on performing special dissection procedures that are usually not covered during a typical residency.
  • Addresses legal, social, and ethical issues as well as quality improvement and quality assurance.
  • Presents over 395 photographs-200 in full color-depicting common gross and microscopic autopsy findings for every part of the body.
  • Correlates pathologic findings with their clinical causes.

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Walter E. Finkbeiner, MD, PhD: Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Pathology University of California, San Francisco; Chief, Department of Pathology San Francisco General Hospital, California Philip C. Ursell, MD: Professor and Director, Pediatric Pathology, University of California, San Francisco; Director, Autopsy Service, Moffitt-Long Hospital, San Francisco, California Richard L. Davis, MD: Professor Emeritus, Clinical Neuropathology, University of California, San Francisco

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