PLACENTO-CRANIAL ADHESION SYNDROME: A CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF LITERATURE
Daisy Dwivedi and Bal Chander*
Direct attachment of placenta to the fetal skull is a rare condition generally included under amniotic band syndrome. Based on shared features of the four cases in the past, we had proposed a new syndrome comprising of placental attachment, skull defect, anencephaly, facial dysmorphism, short umbilical cord, low weight for gestation and oligohyramnios. In addition nearly all the cases were fatal. We are presenting autopsy findings of the fifth case which shares all the features except anencephaly instead of which scizencephaly is observed. There is also bilateral mesomelia, micropthalmia and abdominoschisis. We have justified distinguishing this condition from amniotic band syndrome and limb body wall complex.
Keywords: Placento-cranial; amniotic band syndrome; limb body wall complex; syndrome.
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