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Early fetal maturity assessed from patterns of ossification in the hand and foot

Maclaughlin-Black, Sue and Gunstone, Anthony (1995) Early fetal maturity assessed from patterns of ossification in the hand and foot. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 5 (1). pp. 51-59. ISSN 1047-482X

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Abstract

The assessment of fetal age at death is fraught with many complications and often the determination of the maturity of the fetus is a more realistic solution to the question of fetal viability. This study examines the pattern of appearance of primary centres of ossification in the fetal hand and foot, in an attempt to construct a maturity continuum. The results show that completion of ossification in the hand precedes that in the foot and generally occurs in a more regular pattern. The method proves useful at assessing fetal maturity between the third and tenth months of intra-uterine life. In addition, the relationship to other major centres of ossification is considered.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Osteoarchaeology
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Medicine
ID Code: 132656
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 09 Apr 2019 15:20
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2019 17:14
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/132656

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