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2000-07-30-12 Ectopia cordis with pleural effusions © Jeanty

Ectopia cordis with pleural effusions (not proven at pathology)

Philippe Jeanty, MD, PhD

This 8-week fetus presented with bilateral pleural effusions and the appearance of an Ectopia cordis. Note the position of the heart in the second segment of the video-clip. A repeat examination was scheduled for 2 weeks later but the mother miscarried before and there was not enough tissue for chromosomal analysis.


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