An autopsy, post mortem examination, or necropsy is a medical procedure that consists of a thorough examination of a dead body to determine the cause and manner of death, and the presence of any disease or injury. It is usually performed by a specialist doctor called a pathologist. An external autopsy consists of an external examination only, whilst an internal autopsy involves the dissection and examination of the internal organs.
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