Constriction of appendages by amniotic bands may result in:
- Constriction rings around the digits, arms, and legs.
- Swelling of the extremities distal to the point of constriction.
- Amputation of digits, arms, and legs.
Some researchers believe that ABS is caused by early amniotic rupture, which leads to the formation of fibrous strands that entangle limbs and appendages. Treatment occurs after birth and involves plastic and reconstructive surgery, ranging from the simple to the complex. Prognosis depends on the location of the amniotic bands. Bands that are wrapped around fingers, toes, feet, or hands can result in syndactyly or amputations of the affected area.
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