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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Max was born with a rare condition called amniotic band syndrome, which can restrict blood flow to limbs of unborn babies and restrict their development.
Seven-year-old Imogen Carr, who suffers from Amniotic Band Syndrome and was born with club feet and with vital tendons missing, had spent all of her life undergoing hospital treatment and numerous operations.
Imogen, who suffers from Amniotic Band Syndrome and was born with club feet and vital tendons missing, has spent all of her life undergoing hospital treatment and numerous operations.
Her mum Hannah, of Peterborough, Cambs, found out about the problem, amniotic band syndrome, at her 20-week scan.
Griffin's left hand was amputated when he was four because of a rare birth defect called Amniotic Band Syndrome.
They are made of plastic, fishing wire and orthodontic bands, and Tommy -- who was born with amniotic band syndrome -- uses his upper arm movements to work the hand.
Griffin had his left hand amputated at four years old due to a congenital disability called amniotic band syndrome.
Furthermore, because of its possible morbidities and rare occurrence, a good differential diagnosis must be performed with regard to conditions such as child abuse, amniotic band syndrome, and baby care-related accident.
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.