This working manual provides a systematic approach to the evaulation and study of malformations and abnormal development in the embryo, fetus, stillbirth, and deceased newborn. Also provides information on multiple congenital anomaly syndromes that are not necessarily lethal. The first section of the book discusses the causes and prevalence of stillbirths and fetuses. The second section describes how to approach the evaluation of the fetus or stillborn infant with multiple congenital anomalies. The assessment of specific anomalies, loosely classified by anatomical region or organ system is discussed in the third section, which also provides an extensive list of syndromes. The fourth section describes clinical features and references of multiple congenital anomaly syndromes. The book also features tables and graphs of normal values.
Table of Contents
Partial table of contents:
Incidence and Causes of Congenital Anomalies.
Chromosome Abnormalities in Stillbirths, Perinatal Deaths, and Spontaneous Abortions.
APPROACH TO ASSESSMENT.
The Pathological Examination of the Infant.
The Examination of the Placenta.
Respiratory Tract Anomalies.
Biology and Pathology of Twinning.
Fetuses Terminated after Antenatal Diagnosis.
DESCRIPTION OF NON-CHROMOSOMAL MULTIPLE ANOMALY SYNDROMES.
Useful Tables and Graphs.