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A postmortem examination of the organs and tissues of a body to determine cause of death or pathological condition.

Autopsy (Necropsy)

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  • Hospital
  • Medical Examiner (Medico-legal, Coroner, Forensic)

Types of Autopsies

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  • Needs written permission
  • Concerned with cause of death

Hospital Autopsies

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  • No permission required
  • Family can object, but that may not stop the autopsy
  • Concerned with cause of death
  • Mainly concerned wtih manner of death

Medical Examiner Autopsy (Medico-legal, Corner, Forensic)

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  • Natural
  • Accident
  • Suicide
  • Homicide
  • Other/Undetermined

Manner of Death

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Done whenever natural causes are unsual.

  • No limbs
  • Dehydration
  • Bed Sores

Medical Examiner Autopsy

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Is an expert and a medical doctor.

Medical Examiner

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Holds inquests.

Coroner

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Used rather than replacing the brain.

Cotton (batting)

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Should be packed with cotton. The cranium should be cleaned and dried.

Foramen Magnum

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  • Wiring between drilled holes
  • Calvarium clamps (more secure)
  • Adhesives
  • Three point hitch- suture
  • Treatment for babies

Replace and Secure the Calvarium

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After calvarium is replaced, fill the line of the bone with:

Incision Putty

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  • Baseball suture- best choice (right to left)
  • Whip suture
  • Intradermal suture (subcutaneous suture)- good for bald people, not ideal on other cases because it is not as tight of a suture.
  • Adhesives

Suture- Autopsies (head)

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Arteries that should be used to inject autopsied cases.

Common Carotid or External Iliacs

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  • Hypodermically (only after injection)- hypo-valve trocar (sides, buttox, genitals)
  • Surface- perservative jelly

Treat unpreserved areas of the trunk

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Replace viscera in the plastic bag in the cavity.

If a plastic bag was used

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Should be packed with batting cotton to fill out the neck.

Trachea

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Removal of bone or soft tissue from the body.

Exploratory Autopsy

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Removal of one or more organs from the body.

Partial Autopsy

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A collaspe of a person who is eating, caused by asphyxiation that results from obstruction of the glottis by a food bolus. Because the signs are similar to those of a heart attack, such episodes are frequently mistaken for coronary occlusions.

Cafe Coronary

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  • Anterior
  • Posterior

Spinal Autopsy Types

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Small portion of the spine is removed via the stomach.

  • Closed after embalming

Anterior Spinal Autopsy

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Autopsy of the spine from the back.

  • Closed before embalming

Posterior Spinal Autopsy

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  • Internal 
  • External

Types of Inner Ear Procurement

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Creates problems with embalming.

External Inner Ear Procurement

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Instrument used to remove the inner ear for procurement.

Plug Cutter (attached to an electric drill)

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Generally the skin is removed from the nipple line area to mid-thigh on both the anterior and posterior sides of the body.

Skin Procurement

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Instrument used to procure skin.

Dermatone

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  • PVC pipe (outdated)
  • Wood/Cardboard
  • Corn Starch

Replacements for Long Bone After Procurement

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Cannot be cremated

PVC Pipe

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Can be cremated.

Wood/Cardboard or Corn Starch

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The Uniform Anatomical Gift Act

  • A person cannot be released until the anatomical donation foundation gives permission.

UAGA

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