Amniotic band syndrome is a condition that can affect your developing fetus. During gestation, your fetus develops in the uterine cavity, which is lined by a thin membrane known as the amnion. In rare circumstances, a sheet or band comprised of the amnion can run through the uterine cavity. When this occurs, parts of the fetal body – particularly the limbs – can become entangled. If this entanglement is so tight that blood flow is constructed, fetal development may become affected.
Amniotic Band Syndrome: Why Choose Johns Hopkins
- Overall, amniotic bands have been reported in up to 1 in 1,200 live births. But a much smaller proportion develops amniotic band syndrome.
- We understand the urgency involved with treating amniotic band syndrome. Our care team is available to take your call at any time and will see you as soon as possible.
- The prognosis of amniotic band syndrome depends on the location and severity of the damage caused by the band.
- The treatment options for amniotic band syndrome include fetal surgery and postnatal repair of developmental abnormalities.
Rely on the expertise of our physicians to help you manage amniotic band syndrome.
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