Pentalogy of Cantrell and ectopia cordis, a familial developmental field complex Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Diaphragm
  • Genetic Linkage
  • Heart Defects, Congenital
  • X Chromosome

abstract

  • The association of sternal fusion defects with various cardiac, diaphragmatic, and anterior body wall defects represents a developmental field complex that includes the Pentalogy of Cantrell and ectopia cordis. No familial cases have been reported previously. We present 3 consecutively born brothers with extensive diaphragmatic defects, 2 who had the Pentalogy of Cantrell. One of the 2 also had ectopia cordis.

publication date

  • January 1992

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 1554024

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 839

end page

  • 41

volume

  • 42

number

  • 6