A prospective autopsy study of deaths of women who had been diagnosed previously as having cancer of the breast was performed between October 1986 and December 1990.
During the study period 28 deaths occurred and nine of these (32%) were attributable directly to breast cancer; a figure similar to that found in our earlier retrospective study.
In this study the autopsy findings in both the breast cancer and non-breast cancer deaths were recorded and five cases underwent post-mortem radiological skeletal survey to detect metastases.
The findings confirm the role of the post mortem in modern medicine as a method of auditing clinical practice.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epithélioma, Royaume Uni, Europe, Médecine légale, Glande mammaire, Mortalité, Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire pathologie, Prospective, Autopsie, Epidémiologie, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Carcinoma, United Kingdom, Europe, Legal medicine, Mammary gland, Mortality, Malignant tumor, Mammary gland diseases, Prospective, Autopsy, Epidemiology, Human
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