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A practical guide to placental examination for forensic pathologists

Mittal, Namita; Byard, Roger W.; Dahlstrom, Jane


The placenta is a complex interface organ that may hold clues to the reasons for fetal, neonatal or maternal demise. For this reason, placental examination should be a mandatory part of all perinatal or maternal autopsies. While published protocols for the examination of the placenta exist, they are often not adopted. The following review provides practical guidelines for placental examination, with discussion of specific medical conditions that can negatively impact upon the fetus, neonate or...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
DOI: 10.1007/s12024-019-00214-2


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