Title: Fetoscopic Release of an Amniotic Band with Risk of Amputation: Case Report and Review of the Literature
Authors: Richter, Jute ×
Wergeland, Hakon
DeKoninck, Philip
De Catte, Luc
Deprest, Jan #
Issue Date: Jan-2012
Publisher: S. Karger
Series Title: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy vol:31 issue:2 pages:134-137
Abstract: Amniotic bands can cause limb amputation as well as intrauterine fetal demise. Fetoscopic release of amniotic bands has been shown to rescue limb function. Herein, we describe an interesting case of an amniotic band wrapped around the right forearm as well as the umbilical cord, which was released by fetoscopy. Following the procedure, the blood flow in the forearm was restored and the edema gradually reduced. Full functionality of the arm was confirmed after birth, though the esthetic problem of the imprint of the band on the arm persisted. Furthermore, we review the available literature regarding fetoscopic interventions in amniotic band syndrome.
ISSN: 1015-3837
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Pregnancy, Foetus and Newborn (-)
Department of Development and Regeneration - miscellaneous (+)
Foetal Medicine Section (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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