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Pentalogy of cantrell: an extremely rare congenital anomaly.

Chandran S, Ari D - J Clin Neonatol (2013)

Bottom Line: Even though a fetal diagnosis was made at 14 weeks, parents have decided to continue with the pregnancy.Early antenatal ultrasonographic diagnosis is essential as survival depends mostly on the EC, associated cardiac anomalies and degree of thoraco-abdominal defect.Fetal diagnosis of this lethal anomaly before viability gives the parents an option of termination.

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Affiliation: Department of Neonatology, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, 100 Bukit Timah Road 229899, Singapore.

ABSTRACT
A baby with the complete form of pentalogy of Cantrell was delivered at 33 weeks of gestation. The hallmark of this syndrome is ectopia cordis (EC) with omphalocele. Even though a fetal diagnosis was made at 14 weeks, parents have decided to continue with the pregnancy. Early antenatal ultrasonographic diagnosis is essential as survival depends mostly on the EC, associated cardiac anomalies and degree of thoraco-abdominal defect. Fetal diagnosis of this lethal anomaly before viability gives the parents an option of termination.

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Fetal ultrasounds scan showing the ectopia cordis. H – heart; S – spine
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Figure 1: Fetal ultrasounds scan showing the ectopia cordis. H – heart; S – spine

Mentions: A baby boy weighing 2,390 gm was born to a 39-year-old primigravida mother at 33 weeks of gestation. The maternal antenatal care was transferred to a tertiary setting following the detection of multiple fetal anomalies at 14 weeks of gestation in a polyclinic. Her medical and obstetric histories were unremarkable. Parents were non-consanguineous. A detailed anomaly scan showed a live fetus with EC [Figure 1] and omphalocele. Fetal echocardiography revealed atrial and ventricular septal defects. The pericardium was not visualized.


Pentalogy of cantrell: an extremely rare congenital anomaly.

Chandran S, Ari D - J Clin Neonatol (2013)

Fetal ultrasounds scan showing the ectopia cordis. H – heart; S – spine
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Fetal ultrasounds scan showing the ectopia cordis. H – heart; S – spine
Mentions: A baby boy weighing 2,390 gm was born to a 39-year-old primigravida mother at 33 weeks of gestation. The maternal antenatal care was transferred to a tertiary setting following the detection of multiple fetal anomalies at 14 weeks of gestation in a polyclinic. Her medical and obstetric histories were unremarkable. Parents were non-consanguineous. A detailed anomaly scan showed a live fetus with EC [Figure 1] and omphalocele. Fetal echocardiography revealed atrial and ventricular septal defects. The pericardium was not visualized.

Bottom Line: Even though a fetal diagnosis was made at 14 weeks, parents have decided to continue with the pregnancy.Early antenatal ultrasonographic diagnosis is essential as survival depends mostly on the EC, associated cardiac anomalies and degree of thoraco-abdominal defect.Fetal diagnosis of this lethal anomaly before viability gives the parents an option of termination.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Neonatology, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, 100 Bukit Timah Road 229899, Singapore.

ABSTRACT
A baby with the complete form of pentalogy of Cantrell was delivered at 33 weeks of gestation. The hallmark of this syndrome is ectopia cordis (EC) with omphalocele. Even though a fetal diagnosis was made at 14 weeks, parents have decided to continue with the pregnancy. Early antenatal ultrasonographic diagnosis is essential as survival depends mostly on the EC, associated cardiac anomalies and degree of thoraco-abdominal defect. Fetal diagnosis of this lethal anomaly before viability gives the parents an option of termination.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus