J Korean Pediatr Soc.  1997 Mar;40(3):413-416.

A Case of Ectopia Cordis

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Keimyung University, School of Medicine, Taegu, Korea.

Abstract

Ectopia cordis is a very rare cardiac anomaly that the heart is partially or totally outside the thorax, and it was classified anatomically as 5 types-cervical, thoracocervical, thoracic (most common type), thoracoabdominal, abdominal types. We experienced a case of ectopia cordis (thoracic type) in a newborn who had the symptom of generalized cyanosis since birth, and expired during operation due to recurrent bradycardia and hypotension. The brief review of literature was made

Keyword

Ectopia cordis

MeSH Terms

Bradycardia
Cyanosis
Ectopia Cordis*
Heart
Humans
Hypotension
Infant, Newborn
Parturition
Thorax
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