Amniotic band syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- ADAM syndrome
- Amniotic bands
- Amniotic bands sequence
- Amniotic deformity-adhesion-mutilation syndrome
- Congenital constricting bands
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Mild cases may not require treatment, however all bands need monitoring as growth occurs to watch for progressive constriction and swelling. Other constrictions may require surgical management; surgical options will vary depending on the abnormality. People with amniotic band syndrome who have amputations may benefit from the use of prosthetics.
Last updated: 10/3/2013
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