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Gaceta Médica Boliviana

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MAITA Q., Freddy  and  RAMALLO U., Jhasmine. Diagnosis and management of amniotic band syndrome. Gac Med Bol [online]. 2022, vol.45, n.2, pp.178-181.  Epub Dec 01, 2022. ISSN 1012-2966.

Amniotic band syndrome (ABS) is a congenital anomaly characterized by constrictions and/or complete amputations of limbs due to amniotic bands during pregnancy. In the most severe cases, complete amputations are associated with other malformations such as craniofacial abnormalities. The pathogenesis of ABS is controversial and has a low incidence. Prenatal diagnosis ranges from 29% to 50% of cases. We present the case of a patient with an amniotic band diagnosed at week 33 of pregnancy, treated in our Gynecology and Obstetrics Service of Hospital Obrero N°2 of the National Health Fund of Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Keywords : amniotic band syndrome; intrauterine ring constriction; amputation; amniotic bands.

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