Amniotic amputation
Imene Dahmane Ayadi, Emira Ben Hamida
The Pan African Medical Journal. 2015;21:90. doi:10.11604/pamj.2015.21.90.6968

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Amniotic amputation

Cite this: The Pan African Medical Journal. 2015;21:90. doi:10.11604/pamj.2015.21.90.6968

Received: 02/05/2015 - Accepted: 21/05/2015 - Published: 05/06/2015

Key words: Birth defect, amniotic band syndrom, constriction band

© Imene Dahmane Ayadi et al. The Pan African Medical Journal - ISSN 1937-8688. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Corresponding author: Imene Dahmane Ayadi, Department of Neonatology, Charles Nicolle Hospital, Tunis El Manar University, Tunis, Tunisia (imen_ayadi@hotmail.com)


Amniotic amputation

 

Imene Dahmane Ayadi1,&, Emira Ben Hamida1

 

1Department of Neonatology, Charles Nicolle Hospital, Tunis El Manar University, Tunis, Tunisia

 

 

&Corresponding author
Imene Dahmane Ayadi, Department of Neonatology, Charles Nicolle Hospital, Tunis El Manar University, Tunis, Tunisia

 

 

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Amniotic band syndrome (ABS) is an uncommon, congenital fetal abnormality. Lower extremity limb defects are the common manifestations of ABS. The most common features include congenital distal ring constrictions, intrauterine amputations, and acrosyndactyly. Rare cases of craniofacial and visceral defects were reported. A female newborn, born at 33 weeks of gestation from a 43 years-old mother, gravida 6 para 6. The newborn was eutrophic (birth weight was 2500g, length was 46 cm and head circumference was 31 cm). Pregnancy was uneventful. Prenatal ultrasonography follow-up showed no abnormalities. Postnatal examination showed signs consistent with the diagnosis of amniotic bands syndrome at the newborn's left limbs. The newborn presented syndactyly, lymphedema, with distal agenesis of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th fingers; ring constrictions of the great toe, and distal agenesis of the 2nd toe. No other birth defect was associated. The newborn was discharged on the tenth day of life. He was referred for orthopedic management of these anomalies.

 

Figure 1: (A)amnotic amputation of fingers; (B) amniotic amputation and ring constrictions of toes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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