Cantrell-pentalógia: a praenatalis felismerés lehetoségei hat saját eset kapcsán

Translated title of the contribution: Pentalogy of cantrell: Six new cases

Barbara Pete, Júlia Hajdú, Ágnes Harmath, Zsolt Csapó, Csaba Papp, Zsanett Szigeti, János Rigó

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Cantrell's pentalogy is a rare multiple malformation syndrome consisting of supraumbilical abdominal wall defect, sternal defect, pericardial defect, anterior diaphragmatic defect and heart malformation. Aims and methods: Prenatal ultrasound findings and malformations described during autopsy of the Cantrell's pentalogy cases diagnosed between January 1991 and June 2009 in our institute were reviewed. A literature research was conducted to analyze the prevalence and prenatal detection rate of the five previously described malformations and ectopia cordis in the Cantrell's pentalogy cases. Results: Six cases of Cantrell's pentalogy were diagnosed during the study period in our department. Sonography detected multiple malformations in 3 cases, and isolated malformation in 3 cases. Analyzing the data of 49 Cantrell's pentalogy cases altogether showed that, beside abdominal wall defect and ectopia cordis which had the highest prenatal detection rate (83% and 91% with a prevalence of 94% and 69%, respectively), sternal defect and anterior diaphragmatic hernia were also present in a large number of the cases (80% and 73% respectively). Conclusion: Sonographic identification of the sternal defect or diaphragmatic hernia may help to differentiate Cantrell's pentalogy from malformations part of the syndrome but occurring as isolated defects.

Translated title of the contributionPentalogy of cantrell: Six new cases
Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)2068-2073
Number of pages6
JournalOrvosi hetilap
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - Nov 20 2009

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