Amniogenic bands as a cause of syndactyly in a young human fetus

Asher Ornoy, Eliezer Sekeles, Eliahu Sadovsky

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A fetus spontaneously aborted in the 4th month of gestation is described. The fetus displayed nonsymmetrical syndactyly of both hands and partial amputation of fingers in one hand caused by a dense tissue microscopically found to be composed of multiple folds of amnion. The placenta was examined, and showed severe pathology: multiple hematomas, infarctions, and fibrosis. The possible mode of formation of amniogenic bands is discussed and correlated with the clinical history and pathology of the placenta and membranes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-133
Number of pages5
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1974
Externally publishedYes


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