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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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.
Last updated: 11/1/2013
- Kimberly G Lee. Amniotic constriction bands . Medline Plus. December 14, 2009; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001579.htm. Accessed 10/17/2013.