Salvage Surgery of the Limb with Severe Pseudoamniotic Band Syndrome: Case Report and Literature Review

Cologlu H., Ozkan B., Cologlu O., Yalcinkaya C., Uysal A. C. , Borman H.

HANDCHIRURGIE MIKROCHIRURGIE PLASTISCHE CHIRURGIE, cilt.46, sa.2, ss.121-124, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 46 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1055/s-0033-1358452
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.121-124


Pseudoamniotic band syndrome is a rare iatrogenic complication of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome treated with foetoscopic procedures. We report a severe pseudoamniotic band syndrome in the recipient monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome following a selective foeticide procedure. A male newborn with a severe circumferential amniotic band in the left leg was treated by single-stage excision of the ring and arterio-venous decompression. No complications were encountered. A microsurgical approach to improve the circulation together with ring excision may be useful in some cases.