New Page

29 Nov

I have added a new page to the autopsy manual on the thymus. My goal with the autopsy manual is to provide a basis for analysis of stillborn autopsies. As such, topics of malformation are covered only superficially if at all. In infants with malformations, it is important to discover the mechanism of death as the malformation per se is not a cause of death. Some malformations may predispose to intrauterine death such as those causing oligohydramnios. However, I am also seeking to understand the biological significance of the organ findings in order to integrate them into a more complete picture of the timing and mechanism of death. The manual will reflect those concerns.

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