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Title: Low rate of placental pathological examination in a tertiary care hospital in Sana'a, Yemen
Authors: Al Harazi, A.H.
Frass, K.A.
Issue Date: 2011
Language: English
Abstract: The aim of this study was to evaluate the rate of submission of placentas for pathological examination and compare the observed and expected numbers of placentas submitted. Records were reviewed for all deliveries occurring at a tertiary care hospital in Sana'a, Yemen, during 2007. Data from pathology department records were compared with data on pathology request forms. The observed and expected numbers of placentas examined were compared. Of 11 472 placentas delivered, 1501 were expected to be pathologically examined, based on College of American Pathologists indications. Only 73 of these [4.9%] had actually been examined. The examination rates for conditions associated with the possible recurrence risks in the subsequent pregnancies were low, below 20%. Only 42% of the pathology request forms gave detailed clinical histories and 0% gave information about Apgar scores. Placental pathological examination was under-utilized in this hospital
Description: 277-280
Keywords: Laboratory Techniques and Procedures
Subject: Placenta
ISSN: 1020-3397
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