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Sudden death in advanced abdominal pregnancy: a case report and discussion of the related medicolegal issues.
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PMID:  23362236     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We report sudden unexpected death in a 35-year-old woman with pregnancy of seven months duration. There was an allegation by the parents of the woman that she was subjected to an assault prior to death. Autopsy examination showed an abdominal pregnancy with a dead fetus, ruptured gestational sac, massive haemorrhage and secondary placental attachment. During her antenatal check-ups, she had persistently complained of abdominal pain and loose stools, but the diagnosis of abdominal pregnancy was missed clinically and on ultrasound scan. In this paper we discuss the diagnostic difficulties and medicolegal issues in such cases.
M Pradhan; M Sreenivas; Bajrang Singh; C Behera; P C Dikshit
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicine, science, and the law     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0025-8024     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Sci Law     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400721     Medline TA:  Med Sci Law     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Forensic Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, Delhi, India.
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