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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 50-51

Ectopia cordis : A case report


1 Department of Anatomy, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, Manipur, India
2 Department of Pediatrics, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, Manipur, India

Correspondence Address:
Kinthanliu Guanmei
Department of Anatomy, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Lamphelpat, Imphal - 795 004, Manipur
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-4958.198465

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Ectopia cordis is a rare congenital heart anomaly where the heart is abnormally located outside the thoracic cavity. The defect lies in the failure of the midline closure of the body wall by lateral and head and tail folds. Because of its associated abnormalities, ectopia cordis is a challenging congenital anomaly. The prognosis of ectopia cordis depends on its classification and associated intracardiac anomalies.


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