The anatomical collections of fetuses are a valuable element of study and research in universities. At the University of Granada, the Department of Human Anatomy and Embryology has a collection of 283 fetuses. The purpose of this article has been to carry out an exhaustive study on these fetuses to present data related to the malformations they presented. Regarding the results, it is worth noting the presence of a higher frequency of aborted fetuses between 4.5 and 6 months of development and the presence of macroscopically evident malformations in 56% of them. In conclusion, this study assesses the usefulness for teaching and research of this anatomical material and the results provide data of interest on fetal development and the etiology of spontaneous abortions.
Kevin Doello1,3,4, Cristina Mesas2,3,4, Francisco Quiñonero2,3,4, Gloria Perazzoli2,3,4, Consolación Melguizo2,3,4, Miguel Guirao2, Jose Prados2,3,4
1 Medical Oncology Service, Virgen de las Nieves Hospital, 18014 Granada, Spain
2 Department of Anatomy and Embryology, University of Granada, Granada 18071, Spain
3 Institute of Biopathology and Regenerative Medicine (IBIMER), Biomedical Research Center (CIBM), Granada 18100, Spain
4 Instituto Biosanitario de Granada, (ibs.GRANADA), SAS-Universidad de Granada, Granada 18012, Spain