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Amniotic Band Syndrome and Cleft Lip & Palate
- Riley was born with ABS affecting fingers on
both hands and two toes on her left foot. She was also born with a cleft
lip and cleft palate. Read her story and see her picturres.
Band Syndrome Site - is a set of congenital birth defects believed
to be caused by entrapment of fetal parts (usually a limb or digits) in
fibrous amniotic bands while in utero.
Clubfoot Club. The
- Clubfoot or talipes is a congenital deformity of the foot that occurs
in approximately 1:1000 births with half of them being bi-lateral (both
feet) and it is twice as common in boys as in girls.
Merck Manual, The - A discussion about congenital anomalies and its
causes, diagnosis and its treatment.
Virtual Library: Developmental Biology - Resource for gametogenesis,
fertilization through to organogenesis and morphogenesis. Also
relationship to gene regulation, evolution, diseases and congenital
defects. Maintained by the Society for Developmental Biology, Purdue
University, West Lafayette, IN.
Wide Smiles - amniotic banding - Discusses
amniotic banding as a syndrome. Highlights individual stories, including
author's son, Joey.
Congenital Heart Defects
Children's Health Information Network -
Information about email support groups for families and individuals
affected by congenital heart defects and childhood onset heart disease.
CongenitalHeartDefects.com - Information, resources and support for
families and individuals dealing with congenital heart defects.
Definitions of CHDs and medical terms, extensive list of support groups
Cyanotic Congenital Birth Defects - Information on a wide variety of
congenital heart defects, from Mama's Health.
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Tuesday, 09 March 2010