Latest Amniotic band syndrome Stories

2007-03-18 03:00:13

By Tsirka, Aspasia; Korkontzelos, Ioannis; Diamantopoulos, Pantelis; Tsirkas, Panagiotis; Stefos, Theodoros Anterior abdominal wall defects expressed as three basic types (omphalocele, gastroschisis and body stalk complex) are in general diagnosed during the second trimester of pregnancy [1]. The body stalk anomaly is characterized by the presence of a major abdominal wall defect, severe kyphoscoliosis, a rudimentary umbilical cord (short or monoarterial), neural tube defects, genitourinary...

2005-07-01 14:10:00

LIMA, Peru -- A Peruvian woman has given birth to a boy dubbed the "lobster baby" because of a rare condition in which his arms and legs are deformed and wrapped like claws around his body, doctors said on Friday. One-month-old Moises Chavez, who was brought to Lima this week after he was born in Peru's central Andes, is one of only a few babies worldwide born with the defect in all four limbs, said Dr. Luis Rubio, who will lead the baby's long treatment. The condition, known as...

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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'