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Amniotic band syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • ABS
  • Amniotic bands sequence
  • Congenital constricting bands
  • Familial amniotic bands
  • Streeter anomaly
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What causes amniotic bands?

Amniotic bands are caused by damage to a part of the placenta called the amnion. Damage to the amnion may produce fiber-like bands that can trap parts of the developing baby.[1] 
Last updated: 11/1/2013

  1. Kimberly G Lee. Amniotic constriction bands . Medline Plus. December 14, 2009; Accessed 10/17/2013.