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Crib Death
Sudden Unexplained Death of Infants - The Pathologist's Viewpoint
Ottaviani, Giulia
2007, XXI, 146 p. 64 illus., Hardcover
ISBN: 978-3-540-49370-9
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About this book
Crib death (SIDS) is the most frequent cause of death for infants during the first year, striking one out of
every 700-1,000. Scarce knowledge in the field of SIDS and its pathology has led to a continued and
growing concern with finding an explanation, with the goal of being able to either predict or quickly
diagnose the infant or term fetus.
A systematic study of the autonomic nervous system and cardiac system has been performed on a
large number of infants and fetuses who died suddenly and unexpectedly, as well as in age-matched
control cases. The neurological and cardiac findings are described here, and the relationship between
SIDS and unexplained fetal death is discussed.
This book helps pathologists, forensic pathologists, pediatricians, obstetrics, and neonatologists in
recognizing all potential morphological substrata. It puts forward a well-researched postmortem study
for use in a standardized autopsy protocol for use in all cases of sudden unexpected infant and fetal
Written for:
Pathologists, forensic pathologists, pediatricians, obstetricians, neonatologists
anatomo-pathological examination
cardiac conduction system
sudden infant death syndrome
sudden intrauterine unexplained death
sudden unexplained perinatal death