Cantrell pentalogy | definition of Cantrell pentalogy by Medical dictionary
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.
References in periodicals archive
Combination of Cantrell pentalogy
and amniotic band syndrome: a case report.
Although congenital diverticulum is usually associated with other anomalies such as Cantrell pentalogy
, a congenital aneurysm is frequently detected as standalone finding (3).