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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 11, Issue 3, July 2014 pp 412-414

Research Article

Congenital malformations in still born fetuses

Ravikiran Ashok Gole1, Pritee Madan Meshram2, Shanta S. Hattangdi3

1,2Assistant Professor, 3Professor and HOD, Department of Anatomy, 3rd floor, College Building, Lokmanya Tilak Muncipal Medical College and General Hospital. Sion Mumbai-400022, Maharashtra, INDIA.



Introduction: The study of congenital malformations in fetuses is essential to reduce not only the incidence of still born fetuses but also infant mortality. The birth of a child with congenital malformations has a very traumatic outcome on the family. The study of congenital malformations on live born neonates cannot provide a proper outlook. The present study emphasized the importance of thorough study on the still born fetuses. 100 still born fetuses were dissected and examined to record the incidence of congenital anomalies in major systems. Congenital malformations were seen in 36% of cases. Central nervous system was the commonest system involved followed by the musculoskeletal system. The above findings were discussed in comparison with available literature.