amniotic bands

The strands of amniotic tissue adherent to the embryo or foetus; they may cause constriction of embryonic limbs. ... See: congenital amputation. ... Synonym: amniotic adhesions, annular band, constriction ring, Simonart's bands, Simonart's ligaments, Simonart's threads, Streeter's bands. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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Amniotic Bands

Abnormal strands of tissue that can develop between the fetus and the amniotic sac that contains the fetus. Fetal abnormalities can be a result of this condition. Narrower term(s): Amniotic Band Syndrome
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