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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 1998;41(12):3081-3084.
Published online January 1, 2001.
A Case of Congenital Craniofacial Anomaly due to Amniotic Band Syndrome.
Young Kil Park, Chung Soo Ji, Sung Yun Hong, Jung Don Park, Chi Dong Han, Suk Bong Koh
Abstract
The amniotic band syndrome is a collection of congenital deformities presurmably due to rupture of amniotic sac. It appears to cause fetal injury through three basic mechanisms including malformation, disruption, and deformation. The associated anomalies vary firom minor digital defect to major craniofacial and visceral defects. They can be categorized as neural tube-like defects, craniofacial anomalies, limb anomalies, abdominal and thoracic wall defects, visceral anomalies, and constriction bands. We had expericnced a case of severe congenital craniofacial anomaly due to amniotic bands diagnosed by ultrasonogram in the antenatal period is presented with a brief review of the literatures.
Key Words: Amniotic band syndrome, Craniofacial anomaly


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