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The Completeness of the Afterbirth: A Medical/Pathological Discussion
Resident in pathology,
Mallory Institute of Pathology, Boston, MA, and Boston University School of Medicine,
Mallory Institute of Pathology,
Medical examiner for Suffolk County, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and instructor in pathology,
Boston University School of Medicine,
(Received 18 September 1990; accepted 11 October 1990)
Practical problems (with possible medicolegal implications) regarding the interpretation of the completeness of the afterbirth are discussed. The case material was obtained during surgical pathological examination and, later, at the time of autopsy of the same patient. The mother (three weeks following emergency delivery) succumbed to life-threatening complications of an epidural anesthetic accident.
pathology and biology, afterbirth, completeness of the placenta, placental disc, membranes, placenta membranacea, placenta accreta
Paper ID: JFS13145J
Title The Completeness of the Afterbirth: A Medical/Pathological Discussion
Symposium , 0000-00-00
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