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Old 17 September 2007, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Dark Blue View Post
I wonder if they do autopsys different in other parts of the world. Every one I have seen has started with a Y cut across the chest.( regardless of apparent cause of death)

Having seen how deep and long those cuts are, if you wern't dead and had feeling it would be discovered in short order.
It can vary, although the Y-incision is pretty common. If he had obvious head trauma though, perhaps the doctor thought starting there might make more sense than doing the Y-incision first. In this case, probably very lucky for the patient.
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