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Chromosome studies in investigation of stillbirths and neonatal deaths
  1. Rhona Bauld,
  2. Grant R. Sutherland,
  3. A. Douglas Bain


    Chromosome studies have been attempted on all late abortions, stillbirths, and neonates coming to necropsy in Edinburgh over a 1-year period. Results were obtained in 153 cases and of these 7·2% had chromosome abnormalities. It is suggested that chromosome studies should become a routine part of the perinatal necropsy.

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    • * Based on a paper presented to the 19th Annual Meeting of the Paediatric Pathology Society, Glasgow, October 1973.