Post mortem report – After completing the postmortem examination, a complete but concise post mortem report should be written in duplicate using carbon papers. One copy is sent to the investigating officer and another copy is retained for future reference. Autopsy report should contain a list of specimens and samples retained… Continue Reading Post mortem report after forensic examination

Viscera should be preserved if death is suspected to be due to poisoning either by the police or the doctor, Deceased was intoxicated or used to drugs, Cause of death not found after autopsy, Death due to burns, Advanced decomposition and Accidental death involving driver of a vehicle or machine operator. The following must be… Continue Reading Viscera preservation in forensics

The following is the brief account of the procedure to be carried out. The doctors who have access to the scene of death should : (1) Photograph the body. (2) Record body position. (3) Determine time of death. (4) Protect deceased’s hands with paper bags. (5) Examine the scene for… Continue Reading Human rights commission’s recommendations on autopsy

Highly infectious diseases transmitted by direct contact or contact with infected materials, clothing, discharges, vomit, etc. are cholera, rabies, tetanus, anthrax, poliomyelitis, mumps, septicaemia, typhoid, tuberculosis, hepatitis B & C, diphtheria, C.S.F. meningitis, smallpox, plague, tick- borne encephalitis, equine encephalomyelitis, Tcell lymphotropic viruses I and II, and HIV. Patients with… Continue Reading Autopsy of a body having aids and infections

Organ removal involves the following techniques – Virchow’s technique: Organs are removed one by one. Cranial cavity is exposed first, followed by thoracic, cervical and abdominal organs. Rokitansky’s technique: It involves in situ dissection in part, combined with en block removal. Lettulle’s technique: Cervical, thoracic, abdominal and pelvic organs are… Continue Reading Organ removal method in forensics