ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Four ectopia cordis cases surgically managed with different strategies
Kaan Yıldız1, Mustafa Kır1, Şevket Baran Uğurlu2, Halise Zeynep Genç1, Nurettin Ünal1
1Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2021.19791
Ectopia cordis is a rare congenital disorder in which the heart is partially or completely located outside the chest cavity. In this article, we present four cases of ectopia cordis accompanied by cardiac abnormalities with either thoracic and/or abdominal placed heart, managed with strategies ranging from follow-up without any intervention to complete surgical closure.
Keywords : Congenital heart disease, ectopia cordis, pentalogy of Cantrell, surgical treatment
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