What are the Types of Post-mortem examination / Autopsy examination
Autopsies fall into three categories:
- Medico-Legal Autopsy or Forensicorcoroner's autopsies
- Anatomicaloracademic autopsies
- Clinical or Pathological autopsies
Clinical or Pathological autopsies are executed to diagnose a particular disease or for research purposes. They shed light into the pathological processes that lead to death of the person. Clinical autopsies are sometimes performed to assess the standard of care of hospitals. It is done by a pathologist.
Anatomicalor academic autopsies are performed by students of anatomy for study purpose. This is usually possible when a person has given permission in advance of their death.
- The Essentials of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology. Dr. K. S. Narayan Reddy