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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 45  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40-42

Amniotic band syndrome: A case report and review of literature

Department of Pathology, JNMC, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

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Manasi Gosavi
Department of Pathology, JNMC, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research, Belgaum, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/jss.JSS_22_18

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Amniotic band syndrome is a rare disorder with reported incidence of 1 in 15000. The spectrum of the presentation includes a simple Streeter band on one side to multiple anomalies including craniofacial malformation. In the present case, an 18-year-old primigravida with presented with 18 weeks 3 days’ period of gestation and complains of per vaginal leak. A male fetus weighing 520 g with attached umbilical cord measuring 4 cm was received. External examination of the fetus revealed cleft lip with cleft palate, low-set ears, clubfoot on the right side, amputation of left leg 2.3 cm away from the tibial tuberosity and left palm syndactyly. Microscopic examination of the organs was within normal limits. This case is presented with an intention to contribute to the existing literature and to present the range of anomalies that is seen with this condition, with an emphasis on early detection and diagnosis.

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