Value of the perinatal autopsy: critique.

  title={Value of the perinatal autopsy: critique.},
  author={Sanne Jehanne Gordijn and Jan Jaap H. M. Erwich and Teck Yee Khong},
  journal={Pediatric and developmental pathology : the official journal of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the Paediatric Pathology Society},
  volume={5 5},
In consenting to a perinatal autopsy, the primary motive of parents may be to find the exact cause of death. A critical review on the value of perinatal autopsies was performed to see whether parents could be counseled regarding their main motive. A literature search was performed in MEDLINE, EXCERPTA MEDICA, and the Cochrane library. We evaluated the value of the autopsy by comparing the clinical and autopsy diagnoses in stillbirths, neonatal deaths, and therapeutic terminations… CONTINUE READING

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