2017 Annual Meeting

SC47-Late Intrauterine Demise: Placental and Fetal Postmortem Pathology

March 10 2017, 8:00am to 11:30am

Description

SC47-Late Intrauterine Demise: Placental and Fetal Postmortem Pathology

Session Credits: 3 CME and 3 SAMs

Faculty: Theonia K Boyd, MD, Boston Childrens Hospital and Brigham and Womens Hospital; and Harvard Medical School; Boston, MA and Drucilla J Roberts, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital; and Harvard Medical School; Boston, MA

This course is designed primarily to offer practicing general pathologists and pathologists-in-training a framework for approaching stillborn fetuses and/or their placentas, in order to synthesize clinical and pathologic information to arrive at a definite or likely cause of demise, and to offer commentary regarding increased recurrence risks and suggestions for ancillary or future testing when applicable.

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify autopsy and/or features that help time a) the onset of intrauterine stress prior to demise and b) the interval between demise and delivery
  2. Utilize published tables, graphs and charts to assist in assessing elements of timing in intrauterine demise outlined above
  3. Report in a concise and synthetic manner autopsy and placental findings that effectively convey mechanisms of intrauterine demise
  4. Assess sporadic vs. potentially recurrent mechanisms of intrauterine demise

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