publication . Article . 2008

Quality Assessment of Perinatal and Infant Postmortem Examinations in Turkey

Isil Pakis; Mustafa Karapirli; Ferah Karayel; Arzu Turan; Elif Akyildiz; Oguz Polat;
  • Published: 10 Jul 2008 Journal: Journal of Forensic Sciences, volume 53, pages 1,166-1,168 (issn: 0022-1198, eissn: 1556-4029, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
An autopsy examination is important in identifying the cause of death and as a means of auditing clinical and forensic practice; however, especially in perinatal and infantile age groups determining the cause of death leads to some difficulties in autopsy practice. In this study, 15,640 autopsies recorded during the years 2000-2004 in the Mortuary Department of the Council of Forensic Medicine were reviewed. Autopsy findings of 510 cases between 20 completed weeks of gestation and 1 year of age were analyzed retrospectively. The quality of each necropsy report was assessed using a modification of the system gestational age assessment described by Rushton, which ...
free text keywords: Pathology and Forensic Medicine, Genetics
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