VOJTÍŠEK, Tomáš, Stepanka KUCEROVA POHLOVA, Svatava DUCHAŇOVÁ, Jan KRAJSA and Petr HEJNA. Traumatic Decapitation of the Fetus During Birth: Criminalistic and Forensic Aspects. American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2020, vol. 41, No 3, p. 234-237. ISSN 0195-7910. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PAF.0000000000000556.
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Original name Traumatic Decapitation of the Fetus During Birth: Criminalistic and Forensic Aspects
Authors VOJTÍŠEK, Tomáš (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution), Stepanka KUCEROVA POHLOVA (203 Czech Republic), Svatava DUCHAŇOVÁ (203 Czech Republic), Jan KRAJSA (203 Czech Republic, belonging to the institution) and Petr HEJNA (203 Czech Republic).
Edition American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2020, 0195-7910.
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Original language English
Type of outcome Article in a journal
Field of Study 30109 Pathology
Country of publisher United States of America
Confidentiality degree is not subject to a state or trade secret
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Impact factor Impact factor: 0.921
RIV identification code RIV/00216224:14110/20:00116427
Organization unit Faculty of Medicine
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PAF.0000000000000556
UT WoS 000565271400022
Keywords in English decapitation; birth-related trauma; fetus; medical malpractice; autopsy
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Tags International impact, Reviewed
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Abstract
Serious intrapartum fetal injuries are unfortunate events that confer severe consequences on medical personnel. Most birth traumas are noncritical and resolve for a few days. Permanent effects or fatal outcomes occur infrequently. We report an unusual case of intrapartum complete fetal decapitation. The labor was complicated by shoulder dystocia, with resultant repeated mechanical trauma to the fetal neck and, finally, decapitation. The tragic results of biological processes in human organisms do not automatically confirm medical malpractice. However, there may be grave ethical and forensic outcomes.
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