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2004-10-18-12 Ectopia cordis, heart © Solovyov

Ectopia cordis, heart

Oleksiy Solovyov, MD

This is a case of Ectopia cordis with the fetus showing no chromosomal anomalies. The fetus shows the following features:

Three-vessel cord:

The ectopia cordis

Bilateral hydrothoraces, lung hypoplasia and ascites: 

Bilateral hydroceles:


Postnatal photograph of the fetus:

Cross-section of the left lung:

Cross-section of the right lung:

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