Ectopia cordis and amniotic band syndrome

Narendra Pamidi, Venkata R. Vollala, Satheesha Nayak, Seetharama Bhat

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Amniotic band syndrome is a collection of fetal malformations associated with fibrous bands that appear to entangle or entrap various fetal parts in utero leading to deformation, malformation, or disruption. Ectopia cordis is a rare congenital defect in fusion of the anterior chest wall resulting in extrathoracic location of the heart. In this article, we report a rare case of ectopia cordis and amniotic band syndrome in a 26-week-old female fetus. The congenital deformities observed in the present case may be due to earlier rupture of the amnion, ossification defects in bones of the skull, or maternal illness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-211
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Medical Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-06-2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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