Prognostic role of the perinatal postmortem

Br J Hosp Med. 1994 Nov 2-15;52(9):450-4.


Perinatal autopsy plays an invaluable role in the overall management of the unsuccessful pregnancy. In addition to the accurate identification of malformations, inherited disorders and acquired diseases, it also allows the exclusion of such diagnoses. Positive and negative findings are equally important in the counselling of parents.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Autopsy / standards*
  • Cause of Death*
  • Fetal Death / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn