Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Targeted autopsy practice for coroners is likely to miss diagnoses
  1. William Patrick Tormey1,2
  1. 1Department of Chemical Pathology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  2. 2Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northen Ireland, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor William Patrick Tormey, Department of Chemical Pathology, Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Road, Dublin 9, Ireland; billtormey{at}

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

The results of the study of cranial tissue at autopsy reported that 6.9% of cases, where the direct cranial examination was prompted by indication, revealed additional data worthy of inclusion in the report on the cause of death. In 1260 cases where there was no specific indication to examine the brain, no …

View Full Text


  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.