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Table 2 Classification of relevant condition at death based on ReCoDe system (N = 42)

From: A retrospective autopsy study of 42 cases of stillbirth in Avicenna Research Institute

Group Category N (%)
Group A: Fetus Total 27 (64.3)
Lethal congenital anomaly 15 (35.7)
Infection 1 (2.4)
Non-immune hydrops 2(4.8)
Iso-immunisation 1(2.4)
Fetomaternal haemorrhage 0 (0%)
Twin-twin transfusion 0 (0%)
Fetal growth restriction 7 (16.7)
Other 1 (2.4)
Group B: Umbilical cord Total 6 (14.3)
Prolapse 0 (0%)
Constricting loop or knot 1 (2.4)
Velamentous insertion 1 (2.4)
Other 4 (9.5)
Group C: Placenta Total 3 (7.1)
Abruptio 1 (2.4)
Praevia 0 (0%)
Vasa Praevia 0 (0%)
Placental insufficiency /infarction 1 (2.4)
Other 1 (2.4)
Group D: Amniotic fluid Total 4 (9.6)
Chorioamnionitis 2 (4.8)
Oligohydramn ios 0 (0%)
Polyhydramnios 0 (0%)
Other 2 (4.8)
Group E: Uterus Total 1 (2.4)
Rupture 0 (0%)
Other 1 (2.4)
Group F: Mother Total 1 (2.4)
Diabetes 1 (2.4)
Thyroid diseases 0 (0%)
Essential Hypertension 0 (0%)
Hypertensive diseases in pregnancy 0 (0%)
Lupus/Antiphospholipid Syndrome 0 (0%)
Cholestasis 0 (0%)
Drug abuse 0 (0%)
Other 0 (0%)
Group G: Intrapartum Total 0 (0%)
Asphyxia 0 (0%)
Birth Trauma 0 (0%)
Group H: Trauma Total 0 (0%)
External 0 (0%)
Iatrogenic 0 (0%)
Group I: Unclassified Total 2 (4.8)
No relevant condition identified 2 (4.8)
No information available 0 (0%)
Total - 42 (100%)