Neonatal line on fetus and infant teeth: An indicator of live birth and mode of delivery.

@article{Canturk2014NeonatalLO,
  title={Neonatal line on fetus and infant teeth: An indicator of live birth and mode of delivery.},
  author={Nergis Canturk and Saadet Saglam Atsu and Penbe Sema Aka and Rukiye Dağalp},
  journal={Early human development},
  year={2014},
  volume={90 8},
  pages={393-7}
}
BACKGROUND The neonatal line (NL) is an important issue in forensic odontology. It is the sign of a developmental birth defect, which is caused by the effect of metabolic stress on tooth structures when the fetus passes to extrauterine life. AIMS The aim of this research is to determine the existence and thickness of NL in teeth, as it is a legal necessity to indicate the signs of viability at birth in a forensic examination of a fetus or infant case. STUDY DESIGN AND SUBJECTS This research… CONTINUE READING