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Minerva Pediatrica 2013 February;65(1):93-6

Copyright © 2013 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Cantrell’s Syndrome with left ventricular diverticulum: a case report

Manieri S. 1, Adurno G. 2, Iorio F. 3, Tomasco B. 3, Vairo U. 4

1 Unit of Pediatrics, San Carlo Hospital, Potenza, Italy; 2 Unit of Cardioanesthesiology, San Carlo Hospital, Potenza, Italy; 3 Unit of Cardiosurgery, San Carlo Hospital, Potenza, Italy; 4 Unit of Pediatric Cardiology, Giovanni XXIII Pediatric Hospital, Bari, Italy


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Congenital left ventricular diverticulum is a rare condition. When found, it is usually accompanied by other intracardiac malformations, so that again further examination is indicated. Furthermore, it is usually associated with thoracoabdominal wall defect, as seen in the spectrum of Cantrell’s pentalogy, a congenital anomaly consisting of a lower sternal defect, diastasis recti, pericardial defect, anterior diaphragmatic hernia and cardiac malformation. This paper reports a case of Cantrell’s Syndrome with left ventricular diverticulum. Successful total correction of ventricular diverticulum, ventricular defects and diastasi recti, was performed at two years of age. The clinical features, ambryology and surgical management of these defects are discussed.

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