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, vol.46, no.2, pp.121-124, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0033-1358452
  • Title of Journal : HANDCHIRURGIE MIKROCHIRURGIE PLASTISCHE CHIRURGIE
  • Page Numbers: pp.121-124

Abstract

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.