Revista Colombiana de Cardiología
Print version ISSN 0120-5633
RIANO, Carlos E et al. Pentalogy of Cantrell (ectopia cordis): report of one case. Rev. Colom. Cardiol. [online]. 2010, vol.17, n.6, pp. 286-290. ISSN 0120-5633.
Pentalogy of Cantrell involves defects of the midlline supraumbilical abdomen, lower sternum, anterior diaphragm, diaphragmatic pericardium and intracardiac congenital defects. Prognosis depends on early diagnosis, severity of cardiac malformation and associated anomalies. We report the case of a 28 weeks pregnant woman with fetal diagnosis of pentalogy of Cantrell: true thoraco-abdominal ectopia cordis (with intracardiac anomaly) and sternal cleft, and highlight prenatal diagnosis that allowed to define prognosis and plan management.
Keywords : pentalogy of Cantrell; ectopia cordis; sternal cleft; omphalocele; prenatal diagnosis.