Post-mortem Changes and Artefacts

  • G. N. Rutty


The interpretation of the autopsy findings derived from both the external and internal examination must be done in the context of the case. These observations, documentations, and conclusions are the fundamental skills of those whom perform medico-legal autopsies. Morgagni is quoted to have said;

Those who have dissected or inspected many bodies have at least learnt to doubt, while those who are ignorant of anatomy, and do not take the trouble to attend it, are in no doubt at all”.


Hyoid Bone Dentine Tubule Petechial Haemorrhage Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Medicolegal Autopsy 
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