This is a descriptive study for reviewing of
causes of neonatal deaths before and after autfsia . It represents the accuracy
rate of diagnosis before autopsia based on clinical and laboratories and imaging
In addition other targets such as sex
gestational age, weight and causes of death were abstracted. Necessory data were
abstracted from refering to pathological reports of autopsified neonates in
three educational center during 1997-2000.
The results represents that in 62% of cases. The
etiology of death was equal.60% male , 52% of cases > 2500gr and 63% had
gestational age below 38 weeks.
The respiratory causes (40% of cases) were the
main factor of death.
Key words: Neonatal mortality ,