AffiliationPaediatric Department, Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar, Ireland. firstname.lastname@example.org
Local subject classificationCONGENITAL ABNORMALITY
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CitationA 'One in a million' case of pulsating thoracoabdominal mass. 2012, 2012: BMJ Case Rep
JournalBMJ case reports
AbstractEctopia cordis is a rare congenital malformation in which the heart is located partially or totally outside the thoracic cavity. It comprises 0.1% of congenital heart diseases. The authors present a case of a male baby born at term by emergency caesarean section due to prolonged fetal bradycardia, who was noted to have a large pulsating mass in the thoracoabdominal area. In view of lower thoracolumbar abdominal defect, ectopic placement of the umbilicus, deficiency of the diaphragmatic pericardium, deficiency of anterior diaphragm and intracardiac abnormalities, a diagnosis of ectopia cordis-Pentalogy of Cantrell was made. He was transferred to a tertiary centre and required oxygen supplement initially. He was sent home after 1 week, on propanolol, with weekly oxygen saturation checks. He is awaiting further surgical intervention pending the required weight gain.
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- Issue date: 2012 May
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- Issue date: 2014 May
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- Issue date: 2015 May
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- Authors: Madi JM, Festugatto JR, Rizzon M, Agostini AP, Araújo BF, Garcia RMR
- Issue date: 2019 May
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- Issue date: 2014 Dec