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Causes of stillbirth: a clinicopathological study of 243 patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6882701     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The clinical and autopsy findings in all stillbirths during the years 1974-1979 at the Helsinki University Central Hospital were analysed. There were 243 stillborn infants of whom 200 died before labour. According to the autopsy findings asphyxia accounted for 38% and major malformations for 17% of the deaths, but because of fetal maceration no diagnosis could be made at autopsy in 43%. The cause of death suggested by the clinical findings was placental failure in 57%, cord complication in 12% and major malformations in 17%. The cause of death remained unsolved in 9%. The importance of routine ultrasound and alpha-fetoprotein screening for the detection of unrecognized risk patients is emphasized.
O Hovatta; A Lipasti; J Rapola; O Karjalainen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0306-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1983 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-10-08     Completed Date:  1983-10-08     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503752     Medline TA:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  691-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Asphyxia Neonatorum / mortality
Birth Weight
Congenital Abnormalities / mortality
Fetal Death / etiology*,  pathology
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Placental Insufficiency / mortality
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology

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