Cantrell's syndrome is a rare combination of congenital midline thoracoabdominal defects and congenital heart disease. Surgical repair can correct many of the anomalies. We report a neonate who presented with a short sternum, defective upper abdominal muscle, ectopic umbilicus, anterior diaphragmatic defect, ventricular septal defect and an intra-abdominal left ventricular diverticulum. Initially, the infant was treated with digoxin and diuretics for 5 months. Due to poor control of heart failure, one-stage surgical correction was performed with patch repair of the ventricular septal defect, ligation of left ventricular diverticulum and closure of the defects of the diaphragm and upper abdominal wall.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the Formosan Medical Association|
|Publication status||Published - 1997 Apr|
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