Cantrell's syndrome in an infant

Li Ju Chen, Jing Ming Wu, Yu Jen Yang, Jieh Neng Wang, Chia Shiang Lin

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)288-290
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Formosan Medical Association
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Apr

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  • Medicine(all)


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