Emyr W Benbow

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BACKGROUND Public objection to autopsy has led to a search for minimally invasive alternatives. Imaging has potential, but its accuracy is unknown. We aimed to identify the accuracy of post-mortem CT and MRI compared with full autopsy in a large series of adult deaths. METHODS This study was undertaken at two UK centres in Manchester and Oxford between(More)
The autopsy is in decline, despite the fact that accurate mortality statistics remain essential for public health and health service planning. The falling autopsy rate combined with the Coroners Review and Human Tissue Act have contributed to this decline, and to a falling use of autopsy histology, with potential impact on clinical audit and mortality(More)
AIM To determine the accuracy and define the limitations of post mortem magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in determining the cause of sudden death in adults. METHODS AND RESULTS Sudden unexpected adult deaths in the community, reported to the Coroner (n = 10), excluding suspicious, violent or potentially drug-related deaths, were submitted to whole body(More)
Cystic adventitial disease of veins is a rare condition. We report the case of a 28-year-old man who presented with a swollen leg secondary to obstruction of the common femoral vein as a result of this disease. He underwent excision of the cyst and made a full recovery. The presentation, investigation, treatment and pathology of this condition is discussed.
When the histological material from 35 examples of carcinoma of the gallbladder was reviewed, three specimens were found to show xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis as well as the tumour, suggesting that these two lesions are associated with each other. This is important because xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis can mimic carcinoma, and there is potential for(More)
The trends in necropsy rates during the 1980s in three groups of British teaching hospitals in Leicester, Manchester, and Sheffield were compared in a retrospective study. The clinical necropsy rates declined in all three cities: in Leicester, from 16 to 10 per cent; in Manchester, from 14 to 8 per cent; and in Sheffield from 18 to 11 per cent. The(More)