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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 192-194

Median facial cleft in amniotic band syndrome


1 Department of Ophthalmology, R.G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata 700 004, India
2 Department of Pediatrics, R.G. Kar Medical College, Kolkata 700 004, India

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Debabrata Das
E-8 Shyamali Estate, EA Block, Sector-I, Salt Lake City, Kolkata 700 064
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-9233.80713

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Amniotic band syndrome manifests at birth with a variety of malformations ranging from constriction ring to defects incompatible to life, in various parts of the body. Although some theories have been proposed for the development of this syndrome, the exact cause remains unknown. The median facial cleft is an extremely rare manifestation of amniotic band syndrome with a relative paucity of reports available in the literature. Here, we report one such case.


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