Cantrell pentalogy

(kan′trĕl )

A rare congenital condition developing during embryogeny in which defects occur in the formation of the upper abdomen and lower chest, resulting in omphalocele, ectopic location of the heart, sternal malformation, and other anomalies. The defects are sometimes amenable to surgical repair.

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