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Perinatal Mortality

  • C. Isaacson
Conference paper
Part of the Current Topics in Pathology book series (CT PATHOLOGY, volume 72)

Abstract

Barawanath Hospital serves a large Black community in which there is malnutrition, ignorance and inadequate antenatal care. Owing to the inherent shape of the pelvis of the black female, there are a large number of cases of cephalo-pelvic disproportion which are rarely seen in more highly developed communities. As a result there are a large number of stillbirths, premature deliveries and neonatal deaths. These factors should theoretically produce a high incidence of cerebral birth injury (Shnier and Isaacson 1965).

Keywords

Fatty Change Birth Trauma Placental Insufficiency Hypoplastic Lung Cephalopelvic Disproportion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Isaacson
    • 1
  1. 1.The Laboratory, Baragwanath Hospital, Department of Anatomical Pathology, South African Institute for Medical ResearchUniversity of the WitwatersrandJohannesburgRSA

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