Fetoscopic release of umbilical cord amniotic band in a human fetus

J. L. Peiró, E. Carreras, F. Soldado, M. A. Sanchez-Duran, M. Aguirre, I. Barber, V. Martinez-IBAÑEZ

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Umbilical cord amniotic bands occur in approximately 10% of cases of amniotic band syndrome and are a well-known cause of fetal death. An unexpected amniotic band encircling the umbilical cord was diagnosed during a fetoscopic procedure to release a leg constriction. Both bands were released fetoscopically using a YAG laser. We report the first case of an amniotic band involving the umbilical cord diagnosed and released prenatally. Copyright © 2009 ISUOG. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-234
JournalUltrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2009


  • Amniotic band syndrome
  • Fetal surgery
  • Fetoscopy
  • Intrauterine demise
  • Umbilical cord
  • Umbilical cord constriction


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