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Prenatal diagnosis of amniotic band syndrome in a methadone user: review of the literature and a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8883316     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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 postpartum revealed hair shafts within its structure. This has not previously been documented, nor has an association of this syndrome with systematic abuse of methadone. The fact that this anomaly could be detected by prenatal ultrasound scanning is of value in the counselling of high-risk pregnancies such as this.
C A Daly; J Freeman; W Weston; I Kovar; M Phelan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0960-7692     ISO Abbreviation:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1996 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-23     Completed Date:  1997-01-23     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9108340     Medline TA:  Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Amniotic Band Syndrome / pathology,  radiography,  ultrasonography*
Fetal Diseases / pathology,  radiography,  ultrasonography*
Forearm / abnormalities,  radiography
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy, High-Risk
Substance-Related Disorders / complications*
Ultrasonography, Prenatal*
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