Thoracoabdominal ectopia cordis: A report of two cases 633-634
Rajendra K Ghritlaharey, Associate Professor,
Department of Paediatric Surgery, Gandhi Medical College &
Associated, Kamla Nehru & Hamidia Hospitals Bhopal, Madhya
Pradesh 462 001 (India), Phone No: + 91-755 - 4050571(R),
4050261(O), E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ectopia cordis (EC) is defined as the complete or partial displacement of the heart outside the thoracic cavity. It is a rare congenital defect in the fusion of the anterior chest wall, resulting in the extra thoracic location of the heart. We are describing here, two cases of thoracoabdominal EC. One died after emergency surgery and another is awaiting definitive procedures.