Amniotic Band Syndrome
National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.
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Synonyms Back to top
- Streeter Anomaly
- Amniotic Band Sequence
- Amniotic Deformity, Adhesions, Mutilations (ADAM) Complex
- Amniotic Bands
- Amnion Rupture Sequence
- Constriction Band Syndrome
- Congenital Constriction Rings
- Limb Body Wall Complex
- Streeter Bands
- Streeter Dysplasia
Disorder Subdivisions Back to top
General Discussion Back to top
Amniotic band syndrome is a well-known condition potentially associated with a variety of different birth defects. It is important to note that no two cases of amniotic band syndrome are exactly alike and that the associated symptoms are highly variable. The severity of amniotic band syndrome can range from a single, isolated finding to multiple, disfiguring complications. The arms and legs are most often affected. The head and face and, in some cases, various internal organs can also be affected. The exact cause of amniotic band syndrome is unknown and controversial. Two main theories have been proposed to explain the development of the disorder. One theory attributes the disorder to causes that arise internally within the fetus (intrinsic theory); the other theory attributes the disorder to causes acting upon the fetus externally (extrinsic theory). It is likely that both internal and external factors can cause amniotic band syndrome, and that the cause of the disorder in one infant may be different from the cause in another infant.
Resources Back to top
P.O. Box 54
Cornwall, Intl TR13 8WD
Tel: 0845 1306225
Fax: 0845 1300262
NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
31 Center Dr
Building 31, Room 2A32
Bethesda, MD 20892
Birth Defect Research for Children, Inc.
976 Lake Baldwin Lane
Orlando, FL 32814
Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children
Staffordshire, Intl WS11 7GF
Tel: 01543 462 777
Fax: 01543 468 999
MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Fetal Hope Foundation
9786 S Holland Street
Littleton, CO 80127
Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation of Smiles
2044 Michael Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
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Last Updated: 2/20/2009
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