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Boletín médico del Hospital Infantil de México

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RODRIGUEZ GONZALEZ, Zulema Ivón  y  SORIANO PADILLA, Fernando. Complex of amniotic deformities, adhesions, mutilations: Endless debate. Bol. Med. Hosp. Infant. Mex. [online]. 2015, vol.72, n.3, pp.159-168. ISSN 1665-1146.

Amniotic deformities, adhesions, mutilations (ADAM) complex is a broad heterogeneous spectrum of congenital anomalies. ADAM complex is characterized by constriction rings, amputation of fingers or limbs and the presence of the amniotic band. However, it may also involve craniofacial disruptions, body wall defects and internal organ abnormalities. The aim of this review is to present the results found in regard to ADAM complex from its historical background, clinical manifestations, epidemiology, etc. In particular, our attention was focused on demonstrating the varying etiopathogenesis theories of ADAM complex and their contradictions. The study was conducted using the databases of PubMed, EBSCO host, Ovid, SpringerLink, Scopus,, JAMA and ScienceDirect with the following keywords for the search: "amniotic band syndrome", "amniotic band sequence", "Streeter dysplasia", "ADAM complex". In this study we used 22 full-text articles. Patients with ADAM complex require a complete pre- and postnatal evaluation to integrate the diagnosis and to decide on timely treatment. It is important for clinicians and surgeons to possess knowledge of this entity. Further research is necessary to establish a nosological basis.

Palabras llave : Amniotic Band Syndrome; Streeter Syndrome; Amniotic Bands..

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