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Amniotic band syndrome and frontal encephalocele

Buhl's fetus with amniotic threads. Fetus from about the 5th month of pregnancy, 21 cm long. The ligament (d) connecting the head at the facial cleft of the placenta is 5 cm long, 112 cm wide. The fetus has lain dead in the uterus for a long time and was in a mummified-lipoid-degenerated state. (b) Atrophied left eye. (c) Encephalocele. (Source: Küstner O. Anomalien des Fötus. In: Die vom Fötus abhängenden Schwangerschafts- und Geburtsstörungen. Handbuch der Geburtshülfe 1888;2:497-815.)