Fetal Autopsy is a detailed examination done on the fetus to determine the cause of the abnormality. It aims at determining, clarifying or confirming medical diagnoses that remained unclear prior to the death of the fetus. It provides information about genetic and metabolic syndromes. An autopsy can also identify placental factors leading to fetal demise.
It can be done either clinically (involves thorough dysmorphology and evaluation of the internal organs) or visually (examination of USG findings, photographs of the fetus in multiple angles and reports of other investigations performed).
The fetal autopsy would enable risk assessment and guidance for monitoring future pregnancies as well as genetic counseling and the appropriate genetic testing for the family members and prenatal diagnosis in subsequent pregnancies.
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