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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 95-97

Pentalogy of cantrell: An extremely rare congenital anomaly


1 Department of Neonatology, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, 100 Bukit Timah Road 229899, Singapore
2 RIPAS Hospital, BA1710, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, Darussalam, Malaysia

Correspondence Address:
Suresh Chandran
Consultant Neonatologist, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, 100 Bukit Timah Road 229899
Singapore
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2249-4847.116410

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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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