Pentalogy of Cantrell

Marcos Antonio Velasco Sanchez, MD; Candelairo Conda Moreno, MD; Santiago Garcia Rios, MD; Gabriel Vargas Rafaela, MD

Hospital Geeneral de la S.S.A. Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico. I.M.D.I. Aacapulco,Mexico. Facultad de Medicina, Divison de Posgrado de la Universidad Autonoma de Guerrero, Mexico.

Case report

A 25-year-old patient (G2P1) presented at 15th week of pregnancy for routine ultrasound investigation. We found a large ventral wall defect, ectopia cordis, extruded abdominal content through the wall defect, and deformed spine . The findings were consistent with the pentalogy of Cantrell.

Images 1, 2: 15th week of pregnancy. Color Doppler images shows ectopic abnormal heart of the fetus.

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Images 3, 4: 15th week of pregnancy. Color Doppler image showing ectopic heart of the fetus (image 3); and gray scale image showing eventrated abdominal content of the fetus.

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Images 5, 6: 15th week of pregnancy. Power Doppler image showing ectopic heart of the fetus (image 5); and gray scale image showing the deformed spine of the fetus.

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Image 7: Pathological specimens.

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