Amniotic band syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Amniotic bands sequence
- Congenital constricting bands
- Familial amniotic bands
- Streeter anomaly
Tests & Diagnosis
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The earliest reported detection of an amniotic band is at 12 weeks gestation, by vaginal ultrasound. On ultrasound the bands appear as thin, mobile lines, which may be seen attached to or around the baby. However these bands may be difficult to detect by ultrasound, and are more often diagnosed by the results of the fusion, such as missing or deformed limbs.
Last updated: 11/1/2013
- Amniotic Band Syndrome / ABS: An Overview of Amniotic Band Syndrome. The Fetal Care Center of Cincinatti. 2005; http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/service/f/fetal-care/conditions/abs/default/. Accessed 10/17/2013.
- Wehbeh H et al. Obstet Gynecol. 1993; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8459968. Accessed 10/17/2013.