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Indian Journal of Forensic and Community Medicine

Study of correlation of organ and body weight during autopsy with regard to age and sex in adult population at Solapur region

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Author Details: Santosh B. Bhoi, Rizwan A Kamle, Satin K. Meshram, Sushim A. Waghmare, Krunal B. Shirsat

Volume : 4

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2394-6776

Print ISSN : 2394-6768

Article First Page : 115

Article End Page : 120


Organ weight is important indicator to discern normal condition from abnormal in forensic medicine. A total 706 cases of which 306 were females and 400 were males are studied for organ weights. Six organs brain, lungs, heart, spleen, liver and kidneys were studied. The mean weight of all organs are more in males than in females in all age groups.
The mean weight of liver in female is 1240.27+101 and in males it is 1352.16 + 99. The mean weight of brain in females is 1114.82+98 and in male is 1224+96. The weight of right lung in females is 487.52 +53.53 and in males it is 524.6+45.65 the weight of left lung in females is 448.70 +50.36 and in males it is 473.8+39. The weight of spleen in female is 1107.52+ 13.5 & in males it is 114.68 + 14.16. Weight of heart in female is 258.29+27.18 and in males is 267.84+ 25.49. The weight of left kidney was 108.74+16.17 and right kidney 107.96+ 15.78 respectively in female. In males the weight of left kidney was 113.72+15.20 and right kidney 112.9+ 14.96.
The findings in this study serve as baseline in establishing normal weight in population of this region.

: Internal organ weight, Post mortem, Autopsy