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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 66  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 169-171

How often is coarctation of aorta correctly diagnosed antemortem in children with fatal illnesses? A retrospective review of medical and autopsy records


1 Department of Pediatrics, Seth G. S. Medical College and K. E. M. Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Pathology (Cardiovascular and Thoracic Division), Seth G. S. Medical College and K. E. M. Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
S Karande
Department of Pediatrics, Seth G. S. Medical College and K. E. M. Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/jpgm.JPGM_125_20

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This retrospective study analyzed the level of concordance between clinical and autopsy diagnosis of coarctation of aorta over 10 years. Utilizing the Goldmann classification, the concordance rate was found to be 16%. Major discrepancies (Class I and II) were found in 56% cases and minor discrepancies (Class III and IV) in 28% cases.






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