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Simonart's bands

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Growths between the the amnion and the skin of the foetus. When stretched, these adhesions form threads that may cause constriction of foetal limbs, resulting in foetal death and foetal malformations. Most commonly seen in oligohydramnios and gravitas extraamnialis.

Streeter's bands will be entered as a separate entity.


  • P. J. C. Simonart:
    Ueber die Simonart’schen Bänder. Archives de la médicine belge, 1846: 119.
  • T. Gibson:
    Pierre-Joseph Cecilien Simonart (1816-1846) and his intrauterine bands.
    British Journal of Plastic Surgery, Edinburgh, October 1977, 30 (4): 261-262.
  • J. Ulman, R. Poreba, M. Kubica, A. Wojciechowski, A. Gajewski:
    [Simonart's bands as a cause of fetal death and fetal malformations] [Article in Polish]
    Ginekologia Polska, 1982, 53 (3): 143-146.
  • E. Wildenauer, J. Sesselmann:
    [A case of foot deformity caused by Simonart's bands in a fetus with an ischiocranial length of 67 millimeters.] [Article in German]
    Archiv für orthopädische und Unfallchirurgie, 1954, 46 (4): 411-414.

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