Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research


Complete Thoracic Ectopia Cordis with Craniofacial Defects & Amniotic Band – A Case Report


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Author Details: Dr. Shashank Shekhar

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Online ISSN : 2394-2754

Print ISSN : 2394-2746

Article First Page : 46

Article End Page : 49


Abstract

  

Ectopia cordis is a very rare anomaly defined as presence of heart partially or completely outside the thoracic cavity. A case is being reported of complete ectopia cordis thoracalis as an isolated ventral midline defect with craniofacial anomalies diagnosed prenatally using two-dimensional ultrasound at 30 weeks of gestation. Examination confirmed the ultrasound findings. The aim of the study is to report the prenatal diagnostic features and management of ectopia cordis. 

Keywords: Ectopia cordis, extrathoracic heart, ventral midline defect.