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Streeter's dysplasia

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Congenital bands of amniotic tissue adherent to the embryo or foetus causing constriction of foetal parts, especially the distant limbs. Long list of defects include hand, foot, craniofacial and skeletal malformations. In severe cases, intrauterine amputation.


  • G. L. Streeter:
    Focal deficiencies in fetal tissues and their relation to intra-uterine amputations.
    Contributions to embryology. Volume 22, No. 126. Publication No. 414. Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1930.

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