Case Report

Integration of three-dimensional ultrasonography in the prenatal diagnosis of amniotic band syndrome: A case report


  • Mert Turgal
  • Özgür Özyüncü
  • Aslıhan Yazıcıoğlu
  • Lütfü Sabri Önderoğlu

Received Date: 26.05.2013 Accepted Date: 25.07.2013 J Turk Ger Gynecol Assoc 2014;15(1):56-59 PMID: 24790518

Amniotic band syndrome is a rare disorder which is thought to be caused by early rupture of the amniotic membrane. The extent of the disease may vary from minor digital amputations to severe lethal anomalies. For many years in routine clinical practice, this syndrome has been diagnosed with two-dimensional ultrasonography. Evolving imaging techniques by means of three-dimensional ultrasonography gives the chance of early and accurate diagnosis of this devastating anomaly. By integrating three-dimensional ultrasonography to the suspected findings diagnosed in the two-dimensional ultrasonography allows us to predict possible outcomes and provides convenience in counselling. Herein we present a case of amniotic band syndrome diagnosed at 19 weeks of gestation with three-dimensional ultrasonography and pregnancy was terminated in the 20th week. Using three-dimensional ultrasonography in certain suspected foetal anomalies may provide the early diagnosis and more accurate knowledge about extent of the disease.

Keywords: Amniotic band, constriction band, three-dimensional ultrasonography, prenatal diagnosis