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Amniotic Band Syndrome
B.J. Manaster, MD, PhD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Abbreviations

              • Amniotic band syndrome (ABS)
            • Synonyms

              • Amniotic band sequence, Streeter bands, congenital constriction band syndrome
            • Definitions

              • Constriction of fetal body parts by amniotic strands resulting in array of body part deletions and deformities

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • Ultrasonographic Findings

                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                    PATHOLOGY

                    • General Features

                      CLINICAL ISSUES

                      • Demographics

                        • Treatment

                          Selected References

                          1. Barzilay E et al: Prenatal diagnosis of amniotic band syndrome - risk factors and ultrasonic signs. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 28(3):281-3, 2015
                          2. Iqbal CW et al: Amniotic band syndrome: a single-institutional experience. Fetal Diagn Ther. 37(1):1-5, 2015
                          3. Napiontek M et al: Surgical treatment of active amniotic band syndrome (ABS) by Z-plasty and radical excision of the overgrown tissue: a report of 2 cases with progressive lymphedema causing vascular insufficiency. J Pediatr Orthop. 35(5):516-8, 2015
                          4. Derderian SC et al: Fetoscopic approach to amniotic band syndrome. J Pediatr Surg. 49(2):359-62, 2014
                          5. Sala P et al: Fetal surgery: an overview. Obstet Gynecol Surv. 69(4):218-28, 2014
                          6. Allen LM et al: A case of neonatal compartment syndrome: importance of early diagnosis in a rare and debilitating condition. Am J Perinatol. 27(2):103-6, 2009
                          7. Hüsler MR et al: When is fetoscopic release of amniotic bands indicated? Review of outcome of cases treated in utero and selection criteria for fetal surgery. Prenat Diagn. 29(5):457-63, 2009
                          8. Kawamura K et al: Constriction band syndrome. Hand Clin. 25(2):257-64, 2009
                          9. Magee T et al: Congenital constriction band with pseudoarthrosis of the tibia: a case report and literature review. Acta Orthop Belg. 73(2):275-8, 2007
                          10. Moran SL et al: Amniotic band syndrome of the upper extremity: diagnosis and management. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 15(7):397-407, 2007
                          11. Robin NH et al: Clefting, amniotic bands, and polydactyly: a distinct phenotype that supports an intrinsic mechanism for amniotic band sequence. Am J Med Genet A. 137A(3):298-301, 2005
                          12. Muraskas JK et al: Amniotic band syndrome with significant orofacial clefts and disruptions and distortions of craniofacial structures. J Pediatr Surg. 38(4):635-8, 2003
                          13. Jabor MA et al: Bilateral cleft lip and palate and limb deformities: a presentation of amniotic band sequence? J Craniofac Surg. 11(4):388-93, 2000
                          14. Levy PA: Amniotic bands. Pediatr Rev. 19(7):249, 1998
                          15. Walter JH Jr et al: Amniotic band syndrome. J Foot Ankle Surg. 37(4):325-33, 1998
                          16. Wiedrich TA: Congenital constriction band syndrome. Hand Clin. 14(1):29-38, 1998
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                          KEY FACTS

                          • Terminology

                            • Imaging

                              • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                • Pathology

                                  • Clinical Issues

                                    TERMINOLOGY

                                    • Abbreviations

                                      • Amniotic band syndrome (ABS)
                                    • Synonyms

                                      • Amniotic band sequence, Streeter bands, congenital constriction band syndrome
                                    • Definitions

                                      • Constriction of fetal body parts by amniotic strands resulting in array of body part deletions and deformities

                                    IMAGING

                                    • General Features

                                      • Radiographic Findings

                                        • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                            PATHOLOGY

                                            • General Features

                                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                                              • Demographics

                                                • Treatment

                                                  Selected References

                                                  1. Barzilay E et al: Prenatal diagnosis of amniotic band syndrome - risk factors and ultrasonic signs. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 28(3):281-3, 2015
                                                  2. Iqbal CW et al: Amniotic band syndrome: a single-institutional experience. Fetal Diagn Ther. 37(1):1-5, 2015
                                                  3. Napiontek M et al: Surgical treatment of active amniotic band syndrome (ABS) by Z-plasty and radical excision of the overgrown tissue: a report of 2 cases with progressive lymphedema causing vascular insufficiency. J Pediatr Orthop. 35(5):516-8, 2015
                                                  4. Derderian SC et al: Fetoscopic approach to amniotic band syndrome. J Pediatr Surg. 49(2):359-62, 2014
                                                  5. Sala P et al: Fetal surgery: an overview. Obstet Gynecol Surv. 69(4):218-28, 2014
                                                  6. Allen LM et al: A case of neonatal compartment syndrome: importance of early diagnosis in a rare and debilitating condition. Am J Perinatol. 27(2):103-6, 2009
                                                  7. Hüsler MR et al: When is fetoscopic release of amniotic bands indicated? Review of outcome of cases treated in utero and selection criteria for fetal surgery. Prenat Diagn. 29(5):457-63, 2009
                                                  8. Kawamura K et al: Constriction band syndrome. Hand Clin. 25(2):257-64, 2009
                                                  9. Magee T et al: Congenital constriction band with pseudoarthrosis of the tibia: a case report and literature review. Acta Orthop Belg. 73(2):275-8, 2007
                                                  10. Moran SL et al: Amniotic band syndrome of the upper extremity: diagnosis and management. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 15(7):397-407, 2007
                                                  11. Robin NH et al: Clefting, amniotic bands, and polydactyly: a distinct phenotype that supports an intrinsic mechanism for amniotic band sequence. Am J Med Genet A. 137A(3):298-301, 2005
                                                  12. Muraskas JK et al: Amniotic band syndrome with significant orofacial clefts and disruptions and distortions of craniofacial structures. J Pediatr Surg. 38(4):635-8, 2003
                                                  13. Jabor MA et al: Bilateral cleft lip and palate and limb deformities: a presentation of amniotic band sequence? J Craniofac Surg. 11(4):388-93, 2000
                                                  14. Levy PA: Amniotic bands. Pediatr Rev. 19(7):249, 1998
                                                  15. Walter JH Jr et al: Amniotic band syndrome. J Foot Ankle Surg. 37(4):325-33, 1998
                                                  16. Wiedrich TA: Congenital constriction band syndrome. Hand Clin. 14(1):29-38, 1998