Congenital constriction band of the upper arm: The role of three-dimensional ultrasound in diagnosis, counseling and multidisciplinary consultation

D. Paladini, S. Foglia, G. Sglavo, P. Martinelli

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Abstract

Constriction band syndrome represents a sporadic condition that may result in amputations, constrictions and other deformities of the fetal limbs and body. Prenatal diagnosis by two-dimensional ultrasound has been reported. We present a case of constriction band involving the upper arm in which the assessment by three-dimensional ultrasound significantly contributed to the diagnosis and the multidisciplinary counseling. In fact, multiplanar imaging and surface rendering allowed a clear depiction of the extent of the constriction, the club-hand deformity and the relationship between the amniotic band, the cord and the fetal limb. This case represents a unique and effective application of three-dimensional ultrasound in prenatal diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)520-522
Number of pages3
JournalUltrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume23
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2004

Keywords

  • Amniotic band
  • Constriction band
  • Three-dimensional ultrasound
  • Upper limb

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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