Post-Mortem Examination or Autopsy
Post-mortem examination or Autopsy Report
A detailed autopsy report contains details of the autopsy procedure, microscopic findings, and a list of medical diagnoses and a summary of the case.
Pathological findings are correlated with clinical findings (the physicianís findings, laboratory values, radiology findings etc). The report has three parts:
1) Preamble-details about the ordering authority, time of arrival of the body at the mortuary etc
2) Body of the report (description of the external and internal examination)
3) Conclusions- Cause of death based on the post-mortem findings