Original article / research
Autopsy Finding in Lung and Liver: A Histopathological Study
Dr. Reema Bhushan,
1113, Sector-4, RK Puram, New Delhi-110022, Delhi, India.
Introduction: Autopsy is a procedure that helps to study the cause of death. It should be followed by the histopathological examination as it can help in studying the disease process.
Aim: To study the prevalence and pattern of lung and liver diseases in medicolegal and neonatal autopsies along with histopathological examination.
Materials and Methods: A retrospective descriptive study was carried out to highlight histopathological findings in lung and liver medicolegal and neonatal autopsies. A total of 51 lung and 46 liver autopsy samples were received in the department during the study period.
Results: The findings that were observed on histopathological examination of lung were oedema, congestion, bronchopneumonia, emphysema, tubercular pneumonia, meconium aspiration, pulmonary hypoplasia, interstitial pneumonia, type I congenital adenomatoid malformation and fungal pneumonia. The findings seen on the histopathological examination of the liver specimens were sinusoidal and vascular congestion, cirrhosis, steatosis, chronic hepatitis, chronic venous congestion, granulomatous inflammation, adenocarcinoma, portal triaditis and hepatic peliosis. However, there were 14 cases among the lung and liver autopsy cases which showed incidental pathological findings which were not known at the time of death.
Conclusion: This study highlights the importance of histopathological report in lung and liver autopsy cases.
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