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1 Performing an Autopsy bsapp.com

2 What Warrants an Autopsy Questionable Death-as determined by the coroner Questionable Death-as determined by the coroner Homicide Homicide Drowning Drowning Auto Accidents Auto Accidents Death of a child Death of a child bsapp.com

3 Used to Collect Vitreous bsapp.com

4 Tags & Heart Needle bsapp.com

5 Benefits of Autopsy Discover cause of death for: Criminal cases Criminal cases Family peace of mind Family peace of mind Genetic disease or deformity Genetic disease or deformity Insurance claims Insurance claims Medical advancement Medical advancement bsapp.com

6 X-Ray bsapp.com

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9 Autopsy Room bsapp.com

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11 External Examination Trace Evidence Trace Evidence Sign of injury or mistreatment Sign of injury or mistreatment Sign of illness, disease, or abnormalities Sign of illness, disease, or abnormalities bsapp.com

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13 Body Block bsapp.com

14 Trunk Dissection Y-shaped incision Y-shaped incision From the shoulders to the pelvic bone From the shoulders to the pelvic bone This incision is deep This incision is deep bsapp.com

15 Opening the Chest Skin & muscle, are pulled from the chest wall Skin & muscle, are pulled from the chest wall Chest Plate is extracted Chest Plate is extracted Heart is extracted Heart is extracted bsapp.com

16 Removal and Dissection of the Organs One organ at a time One organ at a time All body organs at once - ”Rokitansky Method” All body organs at once - ”Rokitansky Method” Upon removal each organ is: Upon removal each organ is: Weighed & measured Weighed & measured Examined Examined Sliced in cross sections Sliced in cross sections Sampled for microscopic & chemical analysis Sampled for microscopic & chemical analysis bsapp.com

17 Samples bsapp.com

18 Organ Containers bsapp.com

19 “Running the Gut” The contents of the stomach, intestines, and bowels must be inspected as well bsapp.com

20 Removing the Brain The Scalp is cut ear to ear across the crown of the head The Scalp is cut ear to ear across the crown of the head bsapp.com

21 Exposing the Skull Next the scalp is pulled forward and back to expose the skull bsapp.com

22 Exposing the Brain Two methods of cutting the skull cap bsapp.com

23 Removal of the Brain Spinal Cord is cut Spinal Cord is cut The soft brain is removed The soft brain is removed Brain is so soft it must be placed in formaldehyde for about a week before an in depth examination Brain is so soft it must be placed in formaldehyde for about a week before an in depth examination bsapp.com

24 Close Up Skull cap is replace Skull cap is replace Skin pulled back in place Skin pulled back in place Body Organs may or may not be replaced Body Organs may or may not be replaced Incisions are sown up with the use of a baseball stitch Incisions are sown up with the use of a baseball stitch bsapp.com


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