Congenital limb amputation

Congenital limb amputation is the absence of a fetal limb or part of a limb that usually occurs due to disruption of vascular supply.


Congenital amputations occur in 0.5 (range 0.03-1) per 1000 live births 2


They are slightly more common in the upper limb (60%) than in the lower limb (40%) 2


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rID: 25305
Section: Gamuts
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Congenital limb amputations
  • Congenital amputation

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  • Case 1: amniotic band syndrome
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  • Case 2: amniotic band syndrome
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