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amniotic band sequence

 

Definition: activity comprising early rupture of the amnion with formation of bands that adhere to or compress parts of the fetus, resulting in a wide variety of anomalies: craniofacial defects, amputation of a limb, and abdominal evisceration.

Synonym(s): amniotic band disruption complex, amniotic band syndrome

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