Amniotic band syndrome associated with extremely severe atypical clefts of the orofacial region

Mekonen Eshete (Lead / Corresponding author), Muhidin Abdo Banko, Abiye Hailu, Abeje Brhanu, Peter Mossey, Azeez Butali

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Abstract

Amniotic band syndrome (ABS) is not a commonly seen birth defect; however, it may have the potential to be severe and life-threatening requiring adequate attention. We present a severe case of amniotic band syndrome which encircled the head of the neonate tightly causing severe deformity. In this case report, the amniotic band encircled the head causing a severe bilateral Tessier 7 cleft. To our knowledge, this is the most severe type of ABS reported in the literature thus far. Level of evidence: Level V, risk / therapeutic study.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Plastic Surgery
Early online date18 Aug 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 18 Aug 2021

Keywords

  • Amniotic band syndrome
  • Tessier 7
  • Transverse orofacial clefts

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