What is Autopsy

What exactly is Autopsy? Our medical encyclopedia can get you started in your journey to learn more about this procedure. Continue your research by choosing one of the procedure sections to the left.

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Autopsy Definition


Definition

An autopsy is a surgical procedure to examine the body and its internal organs after death.


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What Is
Learn what the procedure is. Find out how it is performed.
Reasons For Autopsy
Reasons For
Find out why and when this procedure should be done.
Autopsy Complications
Complications
Learn about possible complications and what might increase the risk of them.
Autopsy Details
What to Expect
Find out how long it will take, what they will be doing and what to expect afterwards.
Autopsy Results
Results
What are the next steps and other possible tests needed after you have received the results.
When to Contact Doctor about Autopsy
Call Your Doctor
What to look out for and when to call your doctor after a procedure has been done.

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