Using the petrous part of the temporal bone to estimate fetal age at death.

@article{Nagaoka2015UsingTP,
  title={Using the petrous part of the temporal bone to estimate fetal age at death.},
  author={Tomohito Nagaoka and Yoshinori Kawakubo},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2015},
  volume={248},
  pages={188.e1-7}
}
Little is understood about the age-related changes in the petrous part of the temporal bone in fetal life. The purposes of this study were to examine documented skeletal remains of Japanese fetuses, to measure the length of the petrous part, and to develop diagnostic standards for fetal age-at-death estimation that could be applied to poorly preserved… CONTINUE READING