Ectopia cordis

Case contributed by Dr Matt Andrews


Presented with shortness of breath and pleuritic chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Female

CTPA performed to evaluate shortness of breath and chest pain demonstrates ectopia cordis, with the heart extending through a midline defect in the sternum and lying outside the thorax, covered only by skin.

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Case information

rID: 43206
Case created: 28th Feb 2016
Last edited: 4th Dec 2017
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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