Use of cytology as an auxiliary diagnostic tool in autopsies
Luana Andrade, Vitória Lana Massarente, Stéphanie Corradini Tormin, Karina Braga Ribeiro, Geanete Pozzan and Mauro Ajaj Saieg
Version of Record online: 20 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/cncy.21746
The number of autopsies has been decreasing over the years all over the world, mainly because of a fear of malpractice, the broad use of high-definition imaging, and the difficulty in obtaining the consent of families. Minimally invasive postmortem examinations have been advocated as a solution for promoting a wider acceptance of autopsies. In this scenario, cytology appears to be an obvious option for sample collection in these less invasive examinations, and a prospective study detailing the accuracy of using cytological samples in autopsies is of utmost current importance. See also pages 000-000.