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Pentalogy of Cantrell: case report

Sheila HazinI; Jorge VieiraI; Cláudio GomesI; Euclides TenórioI; Fernando Moraes NetoI; Cleusa LapaI; Sandra MattosI; Carlos R MoraesI

DOI: 10.1590/S0102-76381995000400007


The authors describe the surgical cure of a case of Pentalogy of Cantrell, a rare anomaly characterized by congenital lesions involving the abdominal wall, the inferior third of the sternum, the ventral diaphragm, the pericardium and the heart.


Os autores descrevem o tratamento cirúrgico de um caso de pentalogia de Cantrell, rara anomalia congênita, caracterizada por defeitos da parede abdominal, terço inferior do esterno, diafragma, pericárdio e coração.
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