Fetoscopic Release of Amniotic Band Syndrome: An Update

Chris Minella, Benedicte Costantino, Rodrigo Ruano, Antoine Koch, Anne Sophie Weingertner, Romain Favre, Nicolas Sananes

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Amniotic band syndrome is a rare condition. There have been few cases reported of fetoscopic band dissection. The aim of this case series is to report 3 cases of fetoscopic treatment for amniotic band syndrome, including indication for surgery, technical aspects, complications and outcomes. Fetoscopic treatment was performed respectively at 23 5/7, 26 5/7 and 18 3/7 weeks' gestation. Two procedures were performed with a laser fiber through a single trocar whereas one surgery was performed with scissors. In conclusion, fetoscopic release of the amniotic bands in case of amniotic band syndrome is feasible with encouraging results in order to prevent amputation and dysfunction of the extremities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1039-1048
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2021


  • Amniotic band syndrome
  • fetal therapy
  • fetoscopy
  • laser coagulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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