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A 27-year-old female asked:

Stillbirth at 32 weeks due to 20% placenta abruption. baby boy had a mass on kidney that kept growing could this have been what really caused stillb?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Hard to say: A formal autopsy would have been better able to find a specific cause.A placental abruption of as little as 5% could cause fetal loss if it included major blood loss, and with 20% this would be a likely cause. A growing mass on the kidney would eventually cause problems but its contribution to the stillbirth is impossible to know.
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