The fourth edition of what has become the classic reference in the field of fetal and neonatal pathology, this fully revised and updated book retains the overall format of previous editions, presenting the same practical approach to the examination of both fetuses and perinatal deaths. It provides essential clinical and pathophysiological information and discusses the pathogenesis of abnormalities as a basis for appropriate methods of investigation. Each chapter is introduced by a concise account of the development of the relevant system. While primarily addressing the morbid anatomist and histopathologist, the book is also a valuable source of reference for obstetricians, neonatologists and paediatricians. Its value as a working tool is enhanced by effective cross-referencing, by chapter and page number, and a detailed index.