Amniotic band syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Amniotic bands sequence
- Congenital constricting bands
- Familial amniotic bands
- Streeter anomaly
Your QuestionI would like to learn about amniotic band syndrome. I have a newborn nephew who may have ABS in his left wrist/hand. Who are the best physicians I can discuss the diagnosis with? What should we expect? I have many questions, who can I talk to?
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- What are amniotic bands?
- What causes amniotic bands?
- How is amniotic band syndrome diagnosed?
- What are the signs and symptoms of amniotic band syndrome?
- How might amniotic band syndrome be treated?
- What kind of physicians treat people with amniotic band syndrome of the hand/wrist?
- What is the prognosis of amniotic band syndrome?
- How can I find other families with a child with amniotic band syndrome of the hand/wrist?
Pressure from the bands may result in additional abnormalities, such as underdevelopment of a limb, bone abnormalities, amputations, leg-length discrepancy, and club feet. Constriction bands across the head and face may lead to facial clefts. Severe clefts affecting vital organs are often life-threatening.
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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American Society for Surgery of the Hand
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Amniotic Band Syndrome
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Helping Hands Foundation
P.O. Box 332
Medfield, MA 02052
Web mail: http://www.helpinghandsgroup.org/contact_us.php
Web site: http://www.helpinghandsgroup.org/
515 NW Saltzman Road #767
Portland, Oregon 97229-6098
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- Do T. Streeter Dysplasia. Medscape Reference. February 7, 2012; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1260337-overview. Accessed 11/1/2013.