Prenatal Diagnosis and Postnatal Treatment in a Case of Abdominal Obstruction and Polyhydramnios Caused by Amniotic Band Sequence
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Comments: The Discussion illustrates the unusual antenatal presentation of amniotic band sequence (ABS) with complications causing fetal congenital clubfoot, chorioamniotic separation late-onset polyhydramnios providing relevant literature. This further describes the occurrences and causes of ABS in other cases and compares with the present reported case. Lastly, the authors’ advice to keep in mind the possibility of ABS in the presence of chorioamniotic separation and additional ominous ultrasound findings.
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Comments: There are few issues found in the manuscript which are as follows:
· In Background, 1st sentence, “malformations that can range from mild to life threatening” must be written as “malformations that can range from mild to life threatening conditions”.
· In Case Report, 8th paragraph, 2nd sentence, “The circumferential amniotic abdominal scar was completely removed to freed deeply the abdominal fascia” can better be written as “The circumferential amniotic abdominal scar was completely removed to free the abdominal fascia deeply.”
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Comments: This case presents a 19-year-old woman with suspected fetal clubfoot at 22 weeks of gestational age (GA), despite of an unremarkable clinical history and low-risk pregnancy. This further illustrates the clinical diagnosis to confirm the chorioamniotic separation and unilateral clubfoot. It also provides the relevant surgical procedures for lowering the risk of complications in pregnancy.
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Corresponding AuthorDaniela Casati
Fetal Therapy Unit “U. Nicolini”, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Buzzi Children’s Hospital, Milan, Italy
Article TypeCase Report
Publication historyReceived: Thu 11, Mar 2021
Accepted: Thu 25, Mar 2021
Published: Sat 03, Apr 2021
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