Thoracoabdominal ectopia cordis in a twin. A case report.

  • Lars Sundkvist
  • Published 1983 in
    Scandinavian journal of thoracic and…


Thoracoabdominal heart is a subgroup of the rare ectopia cordis complex. It may be part of an unusual syndrome with multiple abnormalities involving the anterior abdominal wall, sternum, diaphragm, pericardium and heart. A twin who died immediately after delivery showed four of the five defects in this syndrome.

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@article{Sundkvist1983ThoracoabdominalEC, title={Thoracoabdominal ectopia cordis in a twin. A case report.}, author={Lars Sundkvist}, journal={Scandinavian journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery}, year={1983}, volume={17 3}, pages={191-5} }