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1

State the 2 components of history of dissection

Early Human dissection
Medical education

2

Compare the 3 types of autopsy

1. Coroners (Medicolegal): Performed on behalf of coroner, no consent needed

2. Forensic: Subtype of coroner’s autopsy, suspicious deaths

3. Hospital (Consent): Consent from next of skin, examination may be limited

3

Give 7 occasions when a Coroner’s requirement is needed

- Legal requirement
- Deceased unknown
- Deceased not seen by doctor within 14 days of death
- Attending doctor unable to give cause of death
- Obviously unnatural cause of death
- Death related to occupational disease/ accident
- Death related to medical treatment/ procedure

4

What are 4 steps of an autopsy

History
External Examination
Internal Examination
Additional tests

5

In Coroner’s cases, how is the history affected

Often limited

6

Compare Internal and External examination

External:
- To ascertain injury, natural disease, medical intervention
- Sometimes uses imaging

Internal:
- All systems examined usually
- Examination Sometimes limited in consensual cases

7

What additional tests can be used

Histology
Toxicology
Biochemistry
Microbiology
Genetics

8

Describe the following additional tests

Histology
Microbiology
Genetics

Histology: to make/ confirm a diagnosis
Microbiology: Bacteria, viruses, fungi
Genetics: DNA fingerprinting

9

Describe the following additional tests

Toxicology
Biochemistry

Toxicology: Blood, urine, bile, therapeutic and recreational drugs

Biochemistry: Diabetic/ alcoholic ketoacidosis, renal failure

10

Name 6 common causes of sudden death

- Extradural haemorrhage
- Subdural haemorrhage
- Sub arachnoid haemorrhage
- Stroke
- Coronary thrombosis
- Valvular disease