Amniotic Fluid Aspiration in Medicolegal Autopsies

  • Sermet Koç İstanbul Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Adli Tıp Anabilim Dalı
  • Abdi Özaslan İstanbul Üniversitesi Cerrahpaşa Tıp Fakültesi Adli Tıp Anabilim Dalı
  • İnci Alıç Özaslan
  • Hüseyin Sarı Adli Tıp Kurumu Başkanlığı
  • Canser Çakalır İstanbul Üniversitesi Cerrahpaşa Tıp Fakültesi Patoloji Anabilim Dalı
Keywords: amniotic fluid aspiration, intrauterin asphyxia, neonatal death, medicolegal autopsy


Amniotic fluid aspiration occurs due to intrauterine anoxia. Being one of the causes of respiratory insufficiency and death in newborns, it can be diagnosed solely by histopathological examination. In the present paper, 12 cases with the diagnosis of amniotic fluid aspiration in autopsies between 1996-1997 in the mortuary section of the Council of Forensic Medicine are reevaluated from the medicolegal point of view. In the majority of the cases, delivery took place in locations other than hospitals, and the lack of medical intervention has been an important factor for the infavorable outcome of the autopsies. Findings of amniotic fluid aspiration stained with meconium were detected in four cases.

Key words: Amniotic fluid aspiration, intrauterin asphyxia, Neonatal death, Medicolegal autopsy.


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How to Cite
Koç, S., Özaslan, A., Özaslan, İnci, Sarı, H., & Çakalır, C. (1999). Amniotic Fluid Aspiration in Medicolegal Autopsies. The Bulletin of Legal Medicine, 4(1), 16-19.
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