Enhancing Autopsy Workflow Through a Down-Draft Set Up


  • Maria Sarah Lenon Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Muntinlupa City, Philippines https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4257-9212
  • Sheila Marie Esposo Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Muntinlupa City, Philippines
  • Alpha Grace Cabic Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Muntinlupa City, Philippines




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The autopsy or necropsy is a post-mortem procedure that consists of a thorough examination of a corpse by dissection: to determine the cause, mode, and manner of death, and, to evaluate any disease or injury that may be present for research or educational purposes. Autopsy literally means “seeing for oneself.” A significant number of major findings cannot be diagnosed without histology; thus, without a biopsy or an autopsy they cannot be diagnosed.


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How to Cite

Lenon, M. S., Esposo, S. M., & Cabic, A. G. (2023). Enhancing Autopsy Workflow Through a Down-Draft Set Up. PJP, 8(1), 49–52. https://doi.org/10.21141/PJP.2023.09



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