Atlas of Adult Autopsy

A Guide to Modern Practice

  • S. Kim Suvarna

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Maxine S. Coe, S. Kim Suvarna
    Pages 1-11
  3. Kirsty L. Lloyd, S. Kim Suvarna
    Pages 13-45
  4. Maxine S. Coe, S. Kim Suvarna
    Pages 47-63
  5. S. Kim Suvarna
    Pages 65-160
  6. Stuart C. Brown, S. Kim Suvarna
    Pages 161-190
  7. Julian L. Burton, S. Kim Suvarna
    Pages 271-297
  8. Julian L. Burton
    Pages 299-312
  9. Philip D. Lumb
    Pages 335-359
  10. Ian S. D. Roberts, Zoë C. Traill
    Pages 361-372
  11. Stephen R. Morley
    Pages 373-383
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 385-399

About this book


This atlas leads the reader through the adult autopsy process, and its common variations, with a large number of high-quality macroscopic photographs and concise accompanying text. It provides a manual of current practice and is an easy-to-use resource for case examination for consent, medico-legal and radiological autopsies.

External realities and checks are discussed at the beginning of the book, which goes on to cover specific body cavities and organ systems in detail. The book ends with chapters on topics including forensic autopsies, specialist sampling, toxicology analyses and the radiological autopsy. 

Atlas of Adult Autopsy is aimed at practicing pathologists, particularly those in training grades. It may also be of interest to anatomical technicians in autopsy suites, as well as parties with a legal interest in autopsy practice.


Evisceration Adult autopsy External examination Body cavity autopsy Organ system autopsy Autopsy special test Foreign objects in autopsy Forensic autopsy Radiological autopsy Toxicology in autopsy

Editors and affiliations

  • S. Kim Suvarna
    • 1
  1. 1.Sheffield Teaching HospitalsRoyal Hallamshire HospitalSheffieldUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-27020-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-27022-7
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