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Amniotic Band Syndrome
Anne Kennedy, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Synonyms

              • Amniotic deformity, adhesion, mutilation (ADAM)
              • Amniotic disruption complex
              • Streeter dysplasia/bands
              • Congenital constriction bands
            • Definitions

              • Controversial, but simplest concept is entrapment of fetal parts by disrupted amnion
                • Suspect many cases of "limb body wall complex" are actually due to bands
            • Associated Syndromes

              • Postprocedural amniotic band disruption sequence (PABDS) seen following intrauterine intervention

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Ultrasonographic Findings

                • Imaging Recommendations

                  DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                    PATHOLOGY

                    • General Features

                      • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                        • Presentation

                          • Demographics

                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                              • Treatment

                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                  • Reporting Tips

                                    Selected References

                                    1. Knijnenburg PJC et al: Prevalence, risk factors and outcome of post-procedural amniotic band disruption sequence after fetoscopic laser surgery in twin-twin transfusion syndrome: a large single center case series. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 223(4):576.e1-8, 2020
                                    2. Feucht F et al: Amniotic bands and associated polymicrogyria: in favor of a unique ischemic cause. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 236:252-4, 2019
                                    3. Gueneuc A et al: Fetoscopic release of amniotic bands causing limb constriction: case series and review of the literature. Fetal Diagn Ther. 46(4):246-56, 2019
                                    4. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine et al: Amniotic band sequence. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 221(6):B5-6, 2019
                                    5. Jensen KK et al: Intrauterine linear echogenicities in the gravid uterus: what radiologists should know. Radiographics. 38(2):642-57, 2018
                                    6. Larsen LA: Umbilical cord strangulation by amniotic bands. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 40(10):1265, 2018
                                    7. López-Muñoz E et al: An update on amniotic bands sequence. Arch Argent Pediatr. 116(3):e409-20, 2018
                                    8. Weinstein B et al: Digital-facial translocation in amniotic band sequence: evidence of the intrinsic theory. J Craniofac Surg. 29(7):1890-2, 2018
                                    9. Lafitte AS et al: Pseudoamniotic band syndrome after fetoscopic laser ablation of placental anastomoses for twin-twin transfusion syndrome: two case reports and systematic review. J Ultrasound Med. 36(11):2373-7, 2017
                                    10. Capone AC et al: Novel techniques for the surgical management of abdominopelvic constriction rings in amniotic band syndrome. Plast Reconstr Surg. 135(2):563-8, 2015
                                    11. Iqbal CW et al: Amniotic band syndrome: a single-institutional experience. Fetal Diagn Ther. 37(1):1-5, 2015
                                    12. Mathis J et al: Fetal laser therapy: applications in the management of fetal pathologies. Prenat Diagn. 35(7):623-36, 2015
                                    13. Menekse G et al: Placento-cranial adhesions in amniotic band syndrome and the role of surgery in their management: an unusual case presentation and systematic literature review. Pediatr Neurosurg. 50(4):204-9, 2015
                                    14. Prasetyono TO et al: A review on the safety of one-stage circumferential ring constriction release. Int Surg. 100(2):341-9, 2015
                                    15. Ting YH et al: Pseudoamniotic band syndrome after in utero intervention for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome: case reports and literature review. Fetal Diagn Ther. 40(1):67-72, 2015
                                    16. Javadian P et al: Perinatal outcome after fetoscopic release of amniotic bands: a single-center experience and review of the literature. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 42(4):449-55, 2013
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                                    KEY FACTS

                                    • Terminology

                                      • Imaging

                                        • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                          • Clinical Issues

                                            • Diagnostic Checklist

                                              TERMINOLOGY

                                              • Synonyms

                                                • Amniotic deformity, adhesion, mutilation (ADAM)
                                                • Amniotic disruption complex
                                                • Streeter dysplasia/bands
                                                • Congenital constriction bands
                                              • Definitions

                                                • Controversial, but simplest concept is entrapment of fetal parts by disrupted amnion
                                                  • Suspect many cases of "limb body wall complex" are actually due to bands
                                              • Associated Syndromes

                                                • Postprocedural amniotic band disruption sequence (PABDS) seen following intrauterine intervention

                                              IMAGING

                                              • General Features

                                                • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                  • Imaging Recommendations

                                                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                      PATHOLOGY

                                                      • General Features

                                                        • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                          • Presentation

                                                            • Demographics

                                                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                • Treatment

                                                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                  • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                    • Reporting Tips

                                                                      Selected References

                                                                      1. Knijnenburg PJC et al: Prevalence, risk factors and outcome of post-procedural amniotic band disruption sequence after fetoscopic laser surgery in twin-twin transfusion syndrome: a large single center case series. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 223(4):576.e1-8, 2020
                                                                      2. Feucht F et al: Amniotic bands and associated polymicrogyria: in favor of a unique ischemic cause. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 236:252-4, 2019
                                                                      3. Gueneuc A et al: Fetoscopic release of amniotic bands causing limb constriction: case series and review of the literature. Fetal Diagn Ther. 46(4):246-56, 2019
                                                                      4. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine et al: Amniotic band sequence. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 221(6):B5-6, 2019
                                                                      5. Jensen KK et al: Intrauterine linear echogenicities in the gravid uterus: what radiologists should know. Radiographics. 38(2):642-57, 2018
                                                                      6. Larsen LA: Umbilical cord strangulation by amniotic bands. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 40(10):1265, 2018
                                                                      7. López-Muñoz E et al: An update on amniotic bands sequence. Arch Argent Pediatr. 116(3):e409-20, 2018
                                                                      8. Weinstein B et al: Digital-facial translocation in amniotic band sequence: evidence of the intrinsic theory. J Craniofac Surg. 29(7):1890-2, 2018
                                                                      9. Lafitte AS et al: Pseudoamniotic band syndrome after fetoscopic laser ablation of placental anastomoses for twin-twin transfusion syndrome: two case reports and systematic review. J Ultrasound Med. 36(11):2373-7, 2017
                                                                      10. Capone AC et al: Novel techniques for the surgical management of abdominopelvic constriction rings in amniotic band syndrome. Plast Reconstr Surg. 135(2):563-8, 2015
                                                                      11. Iqbal CW et al: Amniotic band syndrome: a single-institutional experience. Fetal Diagn Ther. 37(1):1-5, 2015
                                                                      12. Mathis J et al: Fetal laser therapy: applications in the management of fetal pathologies. Prenat Diagn. 35(7):623-36, 2015
                                                                      13. Menekse G et al: Placento-cranial adhesions in amniotic band syndrome and the role of surgery in their management: an unusual case presentation and systematic literature review. Pediatr Neurosurg. 50(4):204-9, 2015
                                                                      14. Prasetyono TO et al: A review on the safety of one-stage circumferential ring constriction release. Int Surg. 100(2):341-9, 2015
                                                                      15. Ting YH et al: Pseudoamniotic band syndrome after in utero intervention for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome: case reports and literature review. Fetal Diagn Ther. 40(1):67-72, 2015
                                                                      16. Javadian P et al: Perinatal outcome after fetoscopic release of amniotic bands: a single-center experience and review of the literature. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 42(4):449-55, 2013