Amniotic band syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon


Leg deformity since birth.

Patient Data

Age: 21 months
Gender: Male

There is mid diaphyseal convergent bowing of the tibia and fibula with synostosis over a 2.5 cm length. There is associated concentric soft tissue contraction overlying this region.

Case Discussion

Appearances are those of amniotic band syndrome, the result of in utero entrapment of the limb by a fibrous amniotic band.  

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Case information

rID: 10333
Published: 6th Aug 2010
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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