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dc.contributor.authorTan, Lay Ong
dc.contributor.authorLim, Soo Yen
dc.contributor.authorSharif, Farhana
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-02T12:15:51Z
dc.date.available2013-05-02T12:15:51Z
dc.date.issued2012-11
dc.identifier.citationA 'One in a million' case of pulsating thoracoabdominal mass. 2012, 2012: BMJ Case Repen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1757-790X
dc.identifier.pmid23148397
dc.identifier.doi10.1136/bcr-2012-007029
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/287387
dc.description.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.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to BMJ case reportsen_GB
dc.subjectNEONATEen_GB
dc.subject.otherCONGENITAL ABNORMALITYen_GB
dc.subject.otherCARDIOTHORACIC MEDICINEen_GB
dc.titleA 'one in a million' case of pulsating thoracoabdominal mass.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentPaediatric Department, Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar, Ireland. philiptan83@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalBMJ case reportsen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
html.description.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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