Oral rehabilitation of a child with amniotic band syndrome

Shannon Coyle, Jeffrey M. Karp, Akihiko Shirakura

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Amniotic band syndrome (ABS) encompasses a constellation of birth defects, which occurs secondary to disruption of normal intrauterine development. Deformities of the craniofacial complex and extremities are commonly noted findings. In this case, extensive dental caries and supernumerary teeth were identified in a 3 year-old Asian boy with amniotic band syndrome who presented with bilateral cleft lip and palate and distal extremity constrictions, amputations and syndactyly. Oral rehabilitation for this child including preventive and restorative procedures was performed under general anesthesia in a hospital operating room. This report highlights amniotic band syndrome as an etiologic factor for atypical facial clefting and bilateral cleft lip and palate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-79
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Dentistry for Children
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008


  • Amniotic band syndrome
  • Anesthesia general
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Dental caries
  • Teeth supernumerary


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