Current Pediatric Research

- Current Pediatric Research (2013) Volume 17, Issue 1

Case Reports: Thoracic ectopia cordis with gastroschisis.

Ectopia cordis is a rare congenital defect in which the heart is displaced partially or completely, out of the chest. We present a case of term male neonate, delivered by elective caesarean section, asphyxiated and transferred to neonatal intensive unit at one hour of age. The baby had thoracic ectopia cordis and gastroschisis. The baby was unstable, cyanosed, required vasopressors and ventilatory supports, eventually succumbed after 12 hrs, before echocardiography and any surgical intervention could be performed.

Author(s): SN Singh, Mohammad Tahazzul, Anita Singh

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