Abstract
An: 2018, Nr.3, Articol Nr. 11
Title: 

FETAL MYOCARDIAL CALCIFICATION – NECROPTIC IDENTIFICATION

Authors: 

      Laura Adriana Rîşcanu - “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iaşi, Department of Morphofunctional Sciences I; Institute of Legal Medicine, Iaşi
      C.I. Stan - “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iaşi, Department of Morphofunctional Sciences I
      Diana Bulgaru Iliescu - “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iaşi, Department of Medical Sciences III; Institute of Legal Medicine, Iaşi
      Cornelia Amălinei - “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iaşi, Department of Medical Sciences III
      Adriana Grigoraş - Institute of Legal Medicine, Iaşi
      FETAL MYOCARDIAL CALCIFICATION – NECROPTIC IDENTIFICATION (Abstract): The detection of fetal intracardial foci of calcifications was firstly reported in 1987. These foci are most commonly seen in the left ventricle and occasionally in the right ventricle, while diffuse or intra-atrial myocardial calcifications are rare. Usually, heart defects or malformations are associated with fetal chromosomal abnormalities. We report a case of fetal myocardial calcification in a newborn who led to death within several hours after birth. These lesions occurred due to the presence of an intrauterine growth restriction associated with myocardial ischemia related to a short and thin umbilical cord. Autopsy and microscopic examinations have provided a better understanding of the clinical symptoms that led to the death in this case.
Key words: FETAL CARDIAC FIBROSIS, MYOCARDIAL CALCIFICATION, AUTOPSY
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