Histopathology in Embryology
Histopathology is the microscopic examination of tissues to study manifestation of diseases. Histopathology can also be done in embryos. Embryo histopathology is study of abnormal embryos or defectively developing embryos. It can be done in various ways like necropsy, autopsy, biopsy, checking for separation of eyelids, checking for presence of fingerprints, length of the embryo, external body form of the embryo, X-ray of the embryo, abnormalities of specific systems (central nervous system, cardiovascular system, musculoskeletal system, urogenital system, morphological disturbances in chromosomal abnormalities, metabolic abnormalities). The exact frequency for pathogenesis of congenital defects can be obtained only by the examination of embryo. However, some of the pathological disturbances can also be obtained from maternal examination.