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Postmortem magnetic resonance imaging as an adjunct to perinatal autopsy for renal-tract abnormalities
  1. C F Hagmann1,
  2. N J Robertson1,
  3. V R Sams2,
  4. J A S Brookes3
  1. 1Centre for Perinatal Brain Research, Institute for Women’s Health, University College London, London, UK
  2. 2Department of Histopathology, University College Hospitals Groups, University College, London Medical School, London, UK
  3. 3Department of Imaging, University College Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    C F Hagmann
    Department of Neonatal Paediatrics, University College London, Rayne Building, 5 University Street, London WC1E 6JJ, UK; Cornelia.Hagmann{at}


The aim of this study was to compare postmortem magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the renal system with autopsy in perinatal and fetal deaths. 37 deaths were studied and renal abnormalities were found in five of these cases. Postmortem MRI provided information of diagnostic utility comparable to that obtained by autopsy.

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  • CFH was funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

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