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2014-12-14-23 Amniotic band syndrome after misoprostol exposure © Hovsepyan www.TheFetus.net


Amniotic band syndrome after misoprostol exposure

Lilit Hovsepyan, MD.

Armenia



Case report

Following images show a case of case of limb defects due to amniotic band syndrome after prenatal misoprostol exposure. The mother was 27-year-old. She took 7 pills of misoprostol at 7-8 weeks of gestation and thought the pregnancy was terminated. She came to our clinic because of "perception of movements" in her abdomen. Ultrasonographic examination revealed alive pregnancy with the fetus corresponding to 22 weeks of gestation. The exam showed limb defects of the fetus - severe constriction of the right lower limb with edematous nearly amputated distal part of the lower limb and foot; and missing third, fourth and fifth finger of the left hand. The findings were caused by amniotic band syndrome. The pregnancy was terminated and the findings were confirmed.

Images 1-6: 22 weeks of pregnancy; 3D images of the fetus showing 
severe constriction (arrow on the image 6) of the right shank with edematous nearly amputated distal part of the shank and foot; and missing third, fourth and fifth finger of the left hand.

 

 

 

Images 7-11: Postabortion images of the fetus with 
severe constriction of the right shank with edematous nearly amputated distal part of the shank and foot; and missing third, fourth and fifth finger of the left hand, caused by amniotic band syndrome.

 

 


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