The Atlas of Adult Autopsy Pathology is a full-color atlas for those performing, or learning to perform, adult autopsies. It is arranged by organ systems and also includes chapters on external examination findings, the effect of decomposition, and histopathological findings, as well as procedures and devices one may encounter during autopsy.
The book includes a series of more than 700 color clinical images of adult autopsy pathology. It covers both diseases that are commonly seen as well as less common, or even rare, diseases. In some instances, a diagnosis may be made on the basis of the macroscopic appearance alone, while in others further investigation is required and appropriate guidance is provided.
Unlike other atlases, this book goes beyond simply providing a collection of images. It features concise guidance on how to interpret macroscopic findings and prompts when further considerations are useful. This atlas is designed to be a visual reference that can assist with rapid diagnosis of autopsy findings.
Comprehensive in its coverage with high-quality illustrations, this definitive atlas is an invaluable resource to trainees and consultant pathologists performing non-forensic autopsies. The book is also an important reference for anatomical pathology technicians, medico-legal specialists, and their officers.
"This atlas is more than a collection of images. It provides reliable instruction on the interpretation of macroscopic findings … [and] represents a wealth of information for medical students, pathology trainees, more experienced pathologists, and physicians interested in pathology."
—Sherry Krawitz, MD, PhD, University of Manitoba College of Medicine in Doody’s Book Reviews
External Examination: Natural Disease and Common Artifacts
External Examination: Trauma
The Cardiovascular System
The Respiratory System
The Gastrointestinal System
The Hepatobiliary System and Pancreas
The Genitourinary System
The Endocrine System
The Lymphoreticular System
The Locomotor System
The Central Nervous System
Histology of the Autopsy
Medical Procedures and Devices Encountered at Autopsy