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What is the definition of Amniotic Band Syndrome?
Amniotic band syndrome refers to a condition in which bands develop 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, the bands may attach to and affect the development of different areas of the body. This may result in constriction of the affected area or even amputation. The signs and symptoms vary greatly depending on the area(s) of the body involved and may include: shortened or absent digits (fingers and/or toes) or limbs (arms and/or legs), an opening in the abdomen through which various abdominal organs can protrude (abdominal wall defects), protrusion of a portion of the brain and its surrounding membranes through a skull defect (encephalocele), and cleft lip and/or palate. In most instances, the cause of amniotic bands remains unknown.
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What are the alternative names for Amniotic Band Syndrome?
  • Amniotic band syndrome
  • Amniotic bands sequence
  • Congenital constricting bands
  • Familial amniotic bands
  • Streeter anomaly
Who are the top Amniotic Band Syndrome Local Doctors?
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University Of Bielsko Biala

Civil And Environmental Engineering 
Bielsko, LU, PL 43300

Anna Pielesz is in Bielsko, Poland. Pielesz is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Amniotic Band Syndrome. She is also highly rated in 2 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Amniotic Band Syndrome, Eschar, High Blood Pressure in Infants, and Pseudomonas Stutzeri Infections.

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Seth GS Medical College And King Edward Memorial Hospital

Mumbai, MH, IN 

Anitha Ananthan is in Mumbai, India. Ananthan is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Amniotic Band Syndrome. She is also highly rated in 3 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Amniotic Band Syndrome, Premature Infant, Necrotizing Enterocolitis, and Necrosis.

 
 
 
 
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Mackay Memorial Hospital

TPQ, TW 

Chih-ping Chen is in Taiwan. Chen is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Amniotic Band Syndrome. They are also highly rated in 161 other conditions, according to our data. Their top areas of expertise are Chromosome 22 Duplication, Trisomy 2 Mosaicism, Hygroma Cervical, and Low Nasal Bridge.

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Published Date: May 10, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

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