Lancet 2005 Apr 2-8;365(9466):1271-3
Section of Academic Radiology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2JF, UK.
Context: Understanding what was wrong with a dead fetus or why a newborn child died can help the parents to grieve, while any findings can be used to inform the parents if there is a risk to future pregnancies and the level of risk. This information is mainly obtained from autopsies, but the number of parents agreeing to autopsy has dropped, which has prompted the search for adjuncts to autopsy.
Starting Point: The UK's Chief Medical Officer outlined the rationale for exploring alternatives to autopsy in 2000 and 2001. Read More