Amniotic band

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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It was the only way he could think of to cope with the searing pain in his hand, the result of Amniotic Band Syndrome his mother suffered while pregnant, causing an amniotic membrane to wrap around his hand.
Griffin had his left hand amputated at four years old due to a congenital disability called amniotic band syndrome.
Knots, placental insertion, amniotic band and umbilical cord constriction were noted.
Max Lamb had his right leg amputated below the knee at just seven weeks old, after developing amniotic band syndrome.
William's hand was lost as a result of amniotic band syndrome, where fibrous bands in the womb restrict the blood flow to limbs.
Every hand device the students create is donated free to kids born with Amniotic Band Syndrome, a group of congenital birth defects caused by the entrapment of fibrous amniotic bands.
Syndromes associated with Aglossia include Moebius, Hanhart, Pierre Robin, Charlie M, Pfaundler-Hurler, Orofacial-digital, Amniotic band and Glossopalantine-Ankylosis Syndrome.
They thought he may have something called amniotic band syndrome, but to this day we still don't have any answers.
A partir de las preguntas sobre la patogenesis de las bandas amnioticas y los hallazgos del caso reportado se realizo una busqueda bibliografica en la base de datos Medline via PubMed, utilizando como encabezados de busqueda: "Pentalogy of Cantrell and amniotic band syndrome" y "Limb body wall complex and amniotic band syndrome"; se buscaron articulos en ingles y en espanol, revisiones de tema, reportes de caso y series de casos, sin limite de tiempo.
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.
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.
Other disorders to be considered in a case of congenital eyelid coloboma include Franceschetti Syndrome, Oculoauricular dysplasia (Goldenhar syndrome)3, Amniotic band syndrome, Cryptophthalmos (Fraser syndrome)4,5 and Manitoba Oculotrichoanal (MOTA) syndrome6.