ectopia

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abnormal position of a part or organ (especially at the time of birth)

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The treatment options consistof corrective cardiovascular surgery and very few number of patients remain alive,prognosis seems to be bad in patientsespecially with the complete form of Pentalogy of Cantrell, total Ectopia Cordis, the main reasons of death including tachyarrhy-thmia, bradycardia, hypotension, rupture of the diverticulum, and heart failure9.
Complete thoracic ectopia cordis. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2003 Mar;23(3):426-428.
Old estimates show that five to eight babies per million are born with ectopia cordis and serious congenital malformation in which the heart is abnormally located either partially or totally outside of the chest.
Dentro del espectro de defectos asociados, se encuentran reportados: labio fisurado, paladar hendido, higroma quistico, hipoplasia pulmonar, alteraciones cardiacas (transposicion de grandes vasos, ectopia cordis, ductus arterioso persistente), onfalocele, hernia diafragmatica, alteraciones del sistema nervioso central (hidrocefalia y anencefalia), defectos del esternon, evisceracion de organos abdominales y agenesia renal, entre otras (1, 4).
Despite advances in neonatal cardiac surgery, complete thoracic/thoracoabdominal ectopia cordis remains a surgical challenge with only few long-term survivors [8-10].
The most common presentation of ectopia cordis is for the heart to be contained within the pericardium under the muscles in the ventral cervical region with a double apex facing craniodorsally.
PC included the following pentad: abdominal wall defect, a defect of the lower sternum, anterior diaphragm defect, ectopia cordis, as well as a variety of intracardiac anomalies [1].
Ectopia cordis is a rare congenital malformation in which the heart is located partially or totally outside the thoracic cavity.
It is characterized by an upper midline omphalocele, anterior diaphragmatic hernia, ectopia cordis, sternal cleft and intracardiac defects.
The incredibly rare defect, ectopia cordis, affects only eight in every million births and ninety percent of these are stillborn or die within three days.
A voluntary organisation later announced it would adopt the child suffering from a rare congenital defect called ectopia cordis, in which the heart is abnormally located.
The unnamed boy from the eastern Indian state of Bihar had a complete thoracic ectopia cordis, a rare condition when a child is born with the heart in an abnormal position, the reports said.
An apparent teratogenic effect was associated with both ionic liquids, with only the offspring of treated mice exhibiting certain uncommon morphological defects, such as craniorachischisis, ectopia cordis, and ablepharia.