Thoracoscopy vs conventional autopsy of the thorax. A promising perspective.

@article{Avrahami1995ThoracoscopyVC,
  title={Thoracoscopy vs conventional autopsy of the thorax. A promising perspective.},
  author={Ram Avrahami and Salo Watemberg and Yehuda Hiss},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={130 9},
  pages={956-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To analyze the sensitivity and specificity of thoracoscopic autopsy compared with that of conventional postmortem examination. DESIGN Consecutive sampling, case-series study. SETTING A general community referral center and the local Institute of Forensic Medicine. PARTICIPANTS A consecutive sample of 20 fresh cadavers (less than 24 hours old), victims of motor vehicle crashes, gunshot wounds, in-hospital deaths. INTERVENTIONS Introduction of the thoracoscope through the fourth… CONTINUE READING