Guidelines for Reports by Autopsy Pathologists

  • Vernard Irvine Adams

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 101-128

About this book


Traditionally, pathology residents have learned how to write autopsy reports by trial-and-error, with oral feedback from local mentors. Now, pathologists and pathologists in training throughout the English-speaking world have access to a manual that describes what should be in an autopsy report, how to organize the material, and what the purposes are. Guidelines for Reports by Autopsy Pathologists lists numerous bad habits to avoid, and offers examples of effective report construction. It covers not only how to describe diseases and injuries, but also how to formulate and write opinions. As a supplement, Guidelines for Reports by Autopsy Pathologists  also contains recommendations on record retention schedules for medical examiners (not everything needs to be saved in perpetuity), and how to formulate opinions for death certificates. Aimed at pathologists in training, Guidelines for Reports by Autopsy Pathologists  will alos benefit the seasoned pathologists who want to improve their reports.


Autopsy Autopsy opinions Autopsy reporting Autopsy reports Body cavity exam Brand External body exam Internal organ exam Lab reports Style Wound examination editing

Authors and affiliations

  • Vernard Irvine Adams
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  1. 1.Department of Pathology and Cell BiologyUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA

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