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Endoscopic release of limb constriction rings in utero.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16601333     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Amniotic band syndrome is a sporadic condition that may result in constriction bands, amputation and multiple craniofacial, visceral and body wall defects. It occurs in 1/1,200 to 1/15,000 live births. Most cases present with multiple congenital anomalies that are incompatible with life. A small group of fetuses shows isolated limb constrictions that may cause severe limb dysfunction or limb amputation if left untreated. Successful in utero surgical lyses of constriction rings have been reported. We report a case of constriction amniotic bands involving both legs and compromising blood flow to the distal extremity. The constriction ring was successfully released by a minimally invasive endoscopic surgical technique avoiding severe limb dysfunction or foot amputation.
Authors:
D Ronderos-Dumit; F Briceño; H Navarro; N Sanchez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fetal diagnosis and therapy     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1015-3837     ISO Abbreviation:  Fetal. Diagn. Ther.     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-07     Completed Date:  2006-08-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9107463     Medline TA:  Fetal Diagn Ther     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  255-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2006 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Affiliation:
Diagnostico Prenatal, Clínica Materno-Infantil Farallones, Cali, Colombia. dronderos@emcali.net.co
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Amniotic Band Syndrome / surgery*,  ultrasonography
Constriction, Pathologic / surgery*
Female
Fetal Diseases / surgery*
Gestational Age
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Laparoscopy*
Leg / blood supply,  embryology*
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Outcome

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