Alternatives to Autopsy for Fetal and Early Neonatal (Perinatal) Deaths: Insights from the Wisconsin Stillbirth Service Program.

@article{McPherson2017AlternativesTA,
  title={Alternatives to Autopsy for Fetal and Early Neonatal (Perinatal) Deaths: Insights from the Wisconsin Stillbirth Service Program.},
  author={Elspeth McPherson and Eirini Nestoridi and Dominique Heinke and Drucilla Jane Roberts and Ruth C. Fretts and Mahsa M. Yazdy and Angela E. Lin},
  journal={Birth defects research},
  year={2017},
  volume={109 18},
  pages={
          1430-1441
        }
}
BACKGROUND Although autopsy is a key component of the etiologic evaluation following fetal and early neonatal death, and traditionally has been the preferred method to determine the cause of death, an alternative may be suitable when traditional autopsy by a perinatal pathologist is not available or declined. METHODS Among 3137 cases evaluated through the Wisconsin Stillbirth Service Program (WiSSP), a community-based program for etiologic evaluation of second trimester miscarriage… CONTINUE READING
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