Hong Kong Med J 2013;19:447–50 | Number 5, October 2013
DOI: 10.12809/hkmj133737
Ectopia cordis
Surasak Puvabanditsin, Valeria Di Stefano, Eugene Garrow, Ronald Wong, Jeffrey Eng, Jerome Balbin
Department of Pediatrics, Rutgers-RWJ Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, US
We report on a preterm male newborn with complete ectopia cordis associated with Cantrell’s syndrome. The neonate had an ectopia cordis involving defects of the lower sternum, supraumbilical abdominal wall, anterior portion of the diaphragm, and diaphragmatic portion of the pericardium associated with complex congenital heart defects. The infant died shortly after birth. We discuss this case and review the literature.
Key words: Abdominal wall; Ectopia cordis; Heart defects, congenital; Pentalogy of Cantrell
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