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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 260-261

Amniotic band syndrome

Department of Paediatrics, Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kudu, Jigawa State, Nigeria

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Dr. Umma Abdullahi Idris
Department of Paediatrics, Federal Medical Centre, Birnin Kudu, Jigawa State
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/amhs.amhs_24_17

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Amniotic band syndrome is a rare and complex congenital disorder characterized by constricting rings, acrosyndactyly, or often amputations of extremities of neonates. It is a heterogeneous condition, with a broad spectrum of anomalies, where intrinsic alternate with extrinsic causes as amniotic band rupture. The condition can be diagnosed prenatally with an abdominal ultrasound. However, in most reported cases, the diagnosis was made at birth. Treatment includes surgery and rehabilitation. The author reports the first documented case in the north western Nigeria in a term male neonate. The malformation included a constriction band in the right upper arm and distal lower limb with ipsilateral congenital talipes equinovarus. He was stabilized and referred to orthopedic surgeon for expert management.

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