A rare case of cardiac anomaly: prenatally diagnosed ectopia cordis.

Abstract

Ectopia cordis is a rare congenital malformation in which the heart is located partially or totally outside the thoracic cavity. The estimated prevalence of ectopia cordis is 5.5-7.9 per million births and it comprises 0.1% of congenital heart diseases. Ectopia cordis is associated with other congenital heart diseases and various tissue and organ disorders. Common cardiac anomalies associated with ectopia cordis include ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect, pulmonary stenosis, right ventricular diverticulum, double right ventricular outflow tract and tetralogy of Fallot. Extracardiac anomalies associated with ectopia cordis reported in the literature include omphalocele, gastrochisis, cleft lip and palate, scollosis and central nervous system malformations. Here we report a newborn with ectopia cordis who was diagnosed prenatally.

DOI: 10.5152/tpa.2015.927

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@article{elik2015ARC, title={A rare case of cardiac anomaly: prenatally diagnosed ectopia cordis.}, author={Yalçın Çelik and Olgu Hallıoğlu and Nursel Basut and Hasan Demetg{\"{u}l and A Esin Kibar}, journal={Türk pediatri arşivi}, year={2015}, volume={50 2}, pages={129-31} }