Amniotic Band Syndrome (ABS) is a condition in which, for some unknown reason, a rupture occurs in the amniotic sac (i.e. the container of the baby and the amniotic fluid) where fibrous frays (bands) from the rupture entangle the baby and cause damage to the limbs and/or other parts of the body.
Other names for Amniotic Band Syndrome:
Amniotic Rupture Sequence
Amniotic Band Sequence
Below is a list of sites we found useful in learning more about ABS.
A website with a community of people affected by ABS
A medical paper describing a case of ABS on the head
Another case study of ABS on the head
Case report of ABS on the head