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Keywords:

  • ectopia cordis;
  • omphalocele;
  • anterior wall defects

Abstract

A 34-week stillborn infant had omphalocele, agenesis of the sternum and anterior rib cage, membranous diaphragms with eventration of the viscera, ectopia cordis with absence of the pericardium, and congenital heart defect. These findings are consistent with a diagnosis of Cantrell pentalogy. The presence of bilateral clubfeet, spina bifida, hydrocephalus, abnormal ears, and horseshoe kidneys suggested a chromosome abnormality. Chromosome analysis showed trisomy 18. Individuals with manifestations of Cantrell pentalogy deserve cytogenetic evaluation.