Amniotic Band Syndrome

Common Name(s)

Amniotic Band Syndrome

Amniotic band syndrome refers to a condition in which bands extend from (and originating from) the inner lining of the amnion. The amnion is the sac that surrounds the baby in the womb. As the baby develops in the womb, its extremities may become entangled in the amniotic band resulting in constriction or even amputation. When this happens the baby is said to have amniotic band syndrome. Amniotic bands are thought to happen sporadically or in association with trauma to the abdomen. It can be a complication after an amniocentesis and/or it can indicate early rupture of the amniotic sac.
 

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National Foundation for Syndactyly

The National Foundation for Syndactyly Research, Support, and Education is a charitable, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization organized to fund research, support, and education. The foundation serves as a resource to connect families touched by Syndactyly and other related hand abnormalities with other families, facilities for treatment, and board certified hand physicians who specialize in Syndactyly treatment. We provide research grants to investigate the causes and best practices in treatment as funding permits. - See more at: http://nfsus.org

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Following organizations serve the condition "Amniotic Band Syndrome" for support, advocacy or research.

National Foundation for Syndactyly

The National Foundation for Syndactyly Research, Support, and Education is a charitable, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization organized to fund research, support, and education. The foundation serves as a resource to connect families touched by Syndactyly and other related hand abnormalities with other families, facilities for treatment, and board certified hand physicians who specialize in Syndactyly treatment. We provide research grants to investigate the causes and best practices in treatment as funding permits. - See more at: http://nfsus.org

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General Resources

Facility and Physician Support

NFS provides informational brochures to Children's' Hospitals, Physicians, and Therapy Centers to help afflicted families connect to NFS Family Support Services.

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Family Support

NFS serves as a resource to families afflicted by Syndactyly or any related congenial hand or feet birth defects.

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Research Grants

NFS provides research grants as funds are available. Grants are submitted by July annually and if approved, are awarded each September. Grant are only available for qualified research initiatives and are not available for administrative support.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Amniotic Band Syndrome" returned 7 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Amniotic band syndrome with sacral agenesis and umbilical cord entrapment: A case report emphasizing the value of evaluation of umbilical cord.
 

Author(s): Kanika Gupta, Bhuvaneswari Venkatesan, Tushar Chandra, Kathiah Rajeswari, Thangammal Kandasamy Renuka Devi

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Amniotic band syndrome is a rare congenital disorder caused by entrapment of fetal parts by fibrous amniotic bands in utero. The congenital anomalies seen in this syndrome vary widely and defects may be isolated or multiple and do not follow a specific pattern. Asymmetric distribution ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Amniotic band syndrome].
 

Author(s): Amany Landolsi, Souheil Jbali, Hayathem Helali, Yassine Jablaoui, Mouna Helali, Karima Zitouni, Issam Zairi, Ali Adouani

Journal: Tunis Med. 2013 May;91(5):362-4.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Ethmocephaly with amniotic band syndrome.
 

Author(s): Gobinda Das, Sibnath Gayen, Sabyasachi Bandyopadhyay, Debabrata Das

Journal: Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. 2012 Oct;19(4):429-31.

 

Ethmocephaly is the rarest form of holoprosencephaly, which occurs due to an incomplete cleavage of the forebrain. Clinically, the disease presents with a proboscis, hypotelorism, microphthalmos and malformed ears. Amniotic band syndrome is another rare congenital malformation with ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Amniotic Band Syndrome" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Prenatal diagnosis of amniotic band syndrome in a methadone user: review of the literature and a case report.
 

Author(s): C A Daly, J Freeman, W Weston, I Kovar, M Phelan

Journal: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 1996 Aug;8(2):123-5.

 

We present a case and review of the literature of an amniotic band causing malformation in the distal forearm in a baby born to a methadone-dependent mother. This diagnosis was made prenatally at the routine 18-20-week gestation anomaly ultrasound scan. Histology of the amniotic band ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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