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If someone dies from a blood clot will the medical examiner found the clot quickly in the autopsy?

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Dr. Lewis Hassell
Pathology

In brief: Thromboemboli

Blood clots that cause death suddenly are usually in the lungs and tend to be large enough to locate at the time of gross autopsy examination.
Occasionally they break up and might require microscopic identification. Fatal clots can also involve the arteries in the brain, and are harder to locate immediately.

In brief: Thromboemboli

Blood clots that cause death suddenly are usually in the lungs and tend to be large enough to locate at the time of gross autopsy examination.
Occasionally they break up and might require microscopic identification. Fatal clots can also involve the arteries in the brain, and are harder to locate immediately.
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