CASE OF STILLBIRTH: THE IMPORTANCE OF PLACENTAL INVESTIGATION IN MEDICO-LEGAL PRACTICE

Daniela Marchetti, Maura Belviso, E. Fulcheri

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Abstract

The authors present a case of stillbirth in which histologic examination of the placenta provides the opportunity to make a definitive diagnosis of a death due to fetal thrombotic vasculopathy (FTV). Establishing the etiology in cases of stillbirth may avoid medical malpractice litigation. The better knowledge of the cause of stillbirths also helped obstetricians to recognize factors that could have prejudiced future pregnancies
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-68
Number of pages5
JournalTHE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF FORENSIC MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • placenta
  • stillbirth
  • time since death

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