Amniotic band


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am·ni·on·ic band

, amniotic band (am'nē-on'ik band, am'nē-ot'ik)
Strand of amnionic tissue adherent to the embryo or fetus, which constricts the embryonic limbs.
See also: congenital amputation
Synonym(s): amnionic band syndrome, anular band, constriction ring (2) , Simonart bands (1) , Simonart ligaments.

Amniotic band

An abnormal condition of fetal development in which fibrous bands of tissue develop out of the amniotic sac. The bands encircle and constrict parts of the baby's body, interfering with normal development and sometimes causing congenital amputation.
Mentioned in: Congenital Amputation
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They thought he may have something called amniotic band syndrome, but to this day we still don't have any answers.
The seven-year-old was born with half a left hand caused by a rare condition in the womb called amniotic band syndrome.
As many as 1 out of every 1,200 children is born with missing fingers as a result of amniotic band syndrome, according to Benioff Children's Hospital at the University of California, San Francisco.
Born with Amniotic Band Syndrome, Maxine has overcome incredible physical obstacles and is dedicated to instilling confidence and inspiring children.
Congenital limb loss is rare and can be caused for many different reasons, including genetic, environmental, chemical such as thalidomide, or through a developmental anomaly such as Amniotic Band Syndrome where the membranes in the womb wrap around limbs and prevent their development.
Ross, of Milngavie near Glasgow, fell victim to Amniotic Band Syndrome during his mother Anne's pregnancy, which meant he was born without a left hand.
Harri, of School Bank Road, was born blind and with amniotic band syndrome, a birth defect which can affect an unborn baby's arms, hands and feet.
Exencephaly (differential diagnosis includes acrania, acalvaria, anencephaly, large encephalocele or amniotic band syndrome.
I'd been there when the doctors had told Ellen about the dangers of her birth due to the amniotic band and that was flashing through my head.
Last month doctors told the model, who was three months' pregnant, that the foetus had developed amniotic band disruption.
He said: "I was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome and my mum was told that I would never walk, never mind dance.