A Case Report on Amniotic Band Disease

Bambale Limengo *

Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Clinics of Kisangani, Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo and Department of Medical Imaging, Kisangani Cinquantenaire Hospital, Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Sapu Kanganga

Department of Medical Imaging, Kisangani Cinquantenaire Hospital, Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Lisimo Beyanga

Department of Medical Imaging, Kisangani Cinquantenaire Hospital, Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Gaylord Inena

Department of Internal Medicine, Kisangani Cinquantenaire Hospital, Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ahuka Longombe Nathan

Department of Medical Imaging, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal.

Juakali Sihalikyolo

Department of Gynecology-Obstetrics, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Clinics of Kisangani, Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Labama Otuli

Department of Gynecology-Obstetrics, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Clinics of Kisangani, Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Katenga Bosunga

Department of Gynecology-Obstetrics, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University Clinics of Kisangani, Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo.

Molua Aundu

Department of Medical Imaging, Faculty of Medicine, Kinshasa, University Clinics of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Amniotic band disease (ABD) is a complex and relatively rare set of birth defects. These malformations mainly concern the limbs, the craniofacial region and the thoracoabdominal axis. The severity of these malformations is highly variable, starting from isolated skin furrows to visceral malformations that are often incompatible with life. The prognosis of ABD in the presence of craniofacial and visceral polymalformations is known and bleak. The situation is quite different in the case of superficial and isolated constriction of a limb. A medical termination of pregnancy is generally advised in the presence of severe craniofacial and visceral malformations, while isolated malformations of the limbs are accessible to surgical treatment at birth. We reported 1 case of ABD.

Keywords: Amniotic band disease, polymalformations, surgical treatment


How to Cite

Limengo, B., Kanganga, S., Beyanga, L., Inena, G., Nathan, A. L., Sihalikyolo, J., Otuli, L., Bosunga, K., & Aundu, M. (2023). A Case Report on Amniotic Band Disease. Asian Journal of Case Reports in Medicine and Health, 6(1), 17–23. Retrieved from https://journalajcrmh.com/index.php/AJCRMH/article/view/148

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