Congenital amputation

What is Congenital amputation?

Congenital amputation is a congenital disorder that can be caused by fibrous bands of the amnion that constrict foetal limbs to such an extent that they fall off due to missing blood supply. The child is born without one or more limbs or without parts of limbs (amelia).

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Hi, I recently had a 20 week scan and was told I have amniotic band? I had a scan at 16 weeks and wasn t told this then, I m wondering why it wasn...

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Thank you for your query.
Amniotic constriction bands are strands of the fluid-filled sac (amniotic sac) that surrounds a baby in the womb....

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i am 22 years old, i m 5ft 3inchs and weigh 9st. i was 14 weeks pregnant and had a car accident and after it i got amniotic band syndrome , is this...

doctor1 MD

     post traumatic amniotic bands are known ,as amniotic bands some times produce complications or defect in fetus ,so consult some good...

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