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Perinatal post-mortem ultrasound (PMUS): radiological-pathological correlation.
Insights Imaging 2019; 10(1):81II

Abstract

There has been an increasing demand and interest in post-mortem imaging techniques, either as an adjunct or replacement for the conventional invasive autopsy. Post-mortem ultrasound (PMUS) is easily accessible and more affordable than other cross-sectional imaging modalities and allows visualisation of normal anatomical structures of the brain, thorax and abdomen in perinatal cases. The lack of aeration of post-mortem foetal lungs provides a good sonographic window for assessment of the heart and normal pulmonary lobulation, in contrast to live neonates.In a previous article within this journal, we published a practical approach to conducting a comprehensive PMUS examination. This covered the basic principles behind why post-mortem imaging is performed, helpful techniques for obtaining optimal PMUS images, and the expected normal post-mortem changes seen in perinatal deaths. In this article, we build upon this by focusing on commonly encountered pathologies on PMUS and compare these to autopsy and other post-mortem imaging modalities.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, London, WC1N 3JH, UK. susan.shelmerdine@gosh.nhs.uk. UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London, UK. susan.shelmerdine@gosh.nhs.uk.Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, London, WC1N 3JH, UK. UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London, UK.Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, London, WC1N 3JH, UK. UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London, UK.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31432284

Citation

Shelmerdine, Susan C., et al. "Perinatal Post-mortem Ultrasound (PMUS): Radiological-pathological Correlation." Insights Into Imaging, vol. 10, no. 1, 2019, p. 81.
Shelmerdine SC, Sebire NJ, Arthurs OJ. Perinatal post-mortem ultrasound (PMUS): radiological-pathological correlation. Insights Imaging. 2019;10(1):81.
Shelmerdine, S. C., Sebire, N. J., & Arthurs, O. J. (2019). Perinatal post-mortem ultrasound (PMUS): radiological-pathological correlation. Insights Into Imaging, 10(1), p. 81. doi:10.1186/s13244-019-0762-2.
Shelmerdine SC, Sebire NJ, Arthurs OJ. Perinatal Post-mortem Ultrasound (PMUS): Radiological-pathological Correlation. Insights Imaging. 2019 Aug 21;10(1):81. PubMed PMID: 31432284.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Perinatal post-mortem ultrasound (PMUS): radiological-pathological correlation. AU - Shelmerdine,Susan C, AU - Sebire,Neil J, AU - Arthurs,Owen J, Y1 - 2019/08/21/ PY - 2019/05/10/received PY - 2019/06/18/accepted PY - 2019/8/22/entrez PY - 2019/8/23/pubmed PY - 2019/8/23/medline KW - Autopsy KW - Child KW - Diagnostic imaging KW - Pathology KW - Ultrasound SP - 81 EP - 81 JF - Insights into imaging JO - Insights Imaging VL - 10 IS - 1 N2 - There has been an increasing demand and interest in post-mortem imaging techniques, either as an adjunct or replacement for the conventional invasive autopsy. Post-mortem ultrasound (PMUS) is easily accessible and more affordable than other cross-sectional imaging modalities and allows visualisation of normal anatomical structures of the brain, thorax and abdomen in perinatal cases. The lack of aeration of post-mortem foetal lungs provides a good sonographic window for assessment of the heart and normal pulmonary lobulation, in contrast to live neonates.In a previous article within this journal, we published a practical approach to conducting a comprehensive PMUS examination. This covered the basic principles behind why post-mortem imaging is performed, helpful techniques for obtaining optimal PMUS images, and the expected normal post-mortem changes seen in perinatal deaths. In this article, we build upon this by focusing on commonly encountered pathologies on PMUS and compare these to autopsy and other post-mortem imaging modalities. SN - 1869-4101 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31432284/Perinatal_post-mortem_ultrasound_(PMUS):_radiological-pathological_correlation L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13244-019-0762-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -