Pentalogy of Cantrell and anaesthesia: a case report
AbstractPentalogy 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 characteristic of Pentalogy of Cantrell. (Full text available online at www.medpharm.tandfonline.com/ojaa) South Afr J Anaesth Analg 2017; DOI: 10.1080/22201181.2017.1355659
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