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amnionic band


Definition: strands of amnion following its rupture, which can wrap around limbs, digits, face, and internal organs, causing constriction and amputation; the genetics of it is unclear.

Synonym(s): amnionic adhesions, amnionic band syndrome, anular band, constriction ring2, Simonart bands1, Simonart ligaments

See Also: congenital amputation

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