Fetoscopic release of extremity amniotic bands with risk of amputation

Francisco Soldado, Marius Aguirre, Jose L. Peiró, Elena Carreras, Silvia Arevalo, Cesar G. Fontecha, Roberto Velez, Ignasi Barber, Vicenç Martínez-Ibáñez

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With the advent of less-invasive fetal surgery techniques, nonlethal disorders are considered amenable to intrauterine treatment. Extremity amniotic band syndrome fulfils the criteria of intrauterine disorders conformable with fetal treatment: capability of prenatal diagnosis and severity. We report 2 cases of extremity amniotic bands with risk of limb amputation released fetoscopically with YAG laser. © 2009 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-293
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2009


  • Amniotic band release
  • Amniotic band syndrome
  • Extremity amniotic band
  • Fetal surgery
  • Fetoscopy


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