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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2009, Article ID 825174, 3 pages
Case Report

Congenital Circumferential Constriction Band of the Abdomen: A Case Report

1Department of Neonatal Medicine, Singleton Hospital, ABM University Health Board, Swansea, SA2 8QA, UK
2Welsh Centre for Burns & Plastic Surgery, ABM University Health Board, Swansea, SA6 6NL, UK

Received 11 October 2009; Accepted 21 December 2009

Academic Editor: Frans J. Walther

Copyright © 2009 Kapil Gargh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We report a case of congenital constriction band of abdomen associated with limb pseudarthrosis. The constriction band around the abdomen, though may cause initial difficulty with ventilation and parental distress, does not interfere with feeding, bowel movements, and growth. It heals spontaneously with supportive treatment though surgery may be needed in some cases.