Pentalogy of Cantrell and anaesthesia: a case report

Alexis Oosthuizen
2017 Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia  
Pentalogy of Cantrell, a rare congenital thoracoabdominal disruption, consists of a supraumbilical abdominal wall defect, lower sternal defect, agenesis of the anterior portion of the diaphragm, an absence of the diaphragmatic part of the pericardium, and a malformation of the heart, typically as an ectopia cordis. This case report presents a female neonate, 35 weeks postconception, weighing 2080 g who presented on day four of life for anaesthesia. She had the five anatomical defects
more » ... defects characteristic of Pentalogy of Cantrell.
doi:10.1080/22201181.2017.1355659 fatcat:hnihl5jwibb73bwc7wb3yrhk3u