An Autopsy Study of Morphological Changes of Lung in Burn Patients with Duration of Hospital Stay and Total Body Surface Area Burned

International Journal of Research in Health Sciences,2014,2,2,494-500.
Published:April 2014
Type:Original Article
Author(s) affiliations:

Shashwati Bala1, Somnath Das 2, Debasish Guha 3, Rina Maiti4 

1PGT. Department of Pathology, R. G. Kar Medical College.

2Associate Professor. Department of FMT, R. G. Kar Medical College, 3Professor .Department of Pathology, R. G. Kar Medical College. 4PGT. Department of FMT, Hi-Tech Medical College.


Many people die in India due to burn injury every year both in rural & urban areas. It is well known that many changes occur in lungs due to burn injury, which is studied in detail in this study with special reference to histopathological finding. In this study, 126 cases revealed histopathological finding in lung which varies with duration of survival. This may be helpful to conclude the cause of death even in such autopsy cases where opinion is reserved till viscera report is waiting.

This is a figure of equality of survival distributions