Cincinnati Children’s Doctor Weighs in on Amniotic Band Syndrome - Cincinnati Children's Blog

Cincinnati Children’s Doctor Weighs in on Amniotic Band Syndrome

Colson Gracey was born in May 2013 with amniotic band syndrome. ABS, in which stringlike bands extend from the inner lining of the amnion and entangle a baby’s extremities, affects development in the womb. Blood flow is restricted, resulting in stunted growth or even amputation.

Dr. Foong-Yen Lim, surgical director at Cincinnati Children’s, was interviewed by CNN.com about ABS in an effort to explain Colson’s condition.

“ABS is spontaneous and not genetically linked. It affects 1 in 5,000 to 1 in 10,000 live births,” said Dr. Lim.

Read more about ABS and Colson’s experience here.

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