A case of stillbirth: The importance of placental investigation in medico-legal practice

Daniela Marchetti, Maura Belviso, Ezio Fulcheri

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Abstract

The authors present a case of stillbirth in which histologic examination of the placenta provides the opportunity to make a definitive diagnosis of a death due to fetal thrombotic vasculopathy (FTV). Establishing the etiology in cases of stillbirth may avoid medical malpractice litigation. The better knowledge of the cause of stillbirths also helped obstetricians to recognize factors that could have prejudiced future pregnancies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-68
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

Keywords

  • Histology
  • Placenta
  • SIUD
  • Stillbirth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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