Amniotic bands

Dr Henry Knipe and Radswiki et al.

Amniotic bands refer to free-floating blind-ending amnion with an intact chorionic membrane. In certain situations, they lead to amniotic band syndrome. They should not be confused with amniotic shelves which refer to the presence of amnion folding around pre-existing uterine adhesions. Some advocate fetoscopic release of amniotic bands in selected cases 1-3.

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Article information

rID: 15539
System: Obstetrics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Amniotic band

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