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International Journal of Forensic Medicine

2019, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A

Assessment of reasons of maternal deaths – An autopsy study


Author(s): Dr. Surrender Mehta

Abstract: Background: The distinction between maternal death in pregnancy and pregnancy-related maternal death is not always easy. The present study was conducted to determine reasons of maternal deaths.Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted in the department of forensic Medicine. It included 34 pregnancy related deaths. Demographic profile and histopathological findings were recorded. Reasons of deaths were recorded. Results: Age group 16-20 years had 8 cases, 20-24 years had 10 cases, 24-28 years had 6 cases, 28-32 years had 4 cases and age >32 years had 6 cases. The difference was significant (P<0.05). Reasons for deaths was direct gestational in 21, indirect gestational in 8 and non- gestational in 5 cases. Conclusion: Authors found that reasons for deaths was direct gestational, indirect gestational and non- gestational.

DOI: 10.33545/27074447.2019.v1.i1a.4

Pages: 10-12 | Views: 429 | Downloads: 180

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Dr. Surrender Mehta. Assessment of reasons of maternal deaths – An autopsy study. Int J Forensic Med 2019;1(1):10-12. DOI: 10.33545/27074447.2019.v1.i1a.4
International Journal of Forensic Medicine