Congenital limb amputation

Last revised by Dr Karwan T. Khoshnaw on 26 Sep 2018

Congenital limb amputation is the absence of a fetal limb or part of a limb that usually occurs due to disruption of vascular supply.

Epidemiology

Congenital amputations occur in 0.5 (range 0.03-1) per 1000 live births 2

Pathology

They are slightly more common in the upper limb (60%) than in the lower limb (40%) 2

Etiology

Differential diagnosis

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: amniotic band syndrome
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  • Case 2: amniotic band syndrome
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