International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology

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International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology

2021, Vol. 4 Issue 1, Part BPages: 90-94

Histopathology of pulmonary lesions in autopsy cases

Dr. Rama D Sathawane and Dr. Sunil Y Swami
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ABSTRACT
Introduction:Autopsies are carried out to establish the identity, cause of death, time of death and antemortem or postmortem nature of death. A wide variety of pathological conditions involve the lungs.
Aim: To study the prevalence and pattern of lung lesions in autopsy cases, confirmed by histopathological examination.
Material and Methods:This is an observational study carried out in the pathology department at tertiary care center. Lung tissues from autopsy cases were preserved in 10% formalin, processed and examined microscopically. A total of 500 cases were studied during a 4 year’s period from 2017 to 2020.
Results:Among the 507 autopsy cases studied, lung specimen from 7 [1.38%] cases were autolyzed hence excluded from the present study. Out of 500 study cases, 70 cases [13.8%] showed unremarkable histopathology. Wide spectrum of microscopic findings was seen in the rest [84.81%] of the cases.
Conclusion:Autopsy remains vital and important complimentary tool in identifying and understanding pulmonary lesions. Histopathological study of lungs at autopsy may reveal various lesions and their relative inputs toward death.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Rama D Sathawane and Dr. Sunil Y Swami. Histopathology of pulmonary lesions in autopsy cases. International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology. 2021; 4(1): 90-94. DOI: 10.33545/pathol.2021.v4.i1b.330
International Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Pathology