Ectopia cordis

Case contributed by Dr Matt Andrews


Shortness of breath and pleuritic chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
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. Double SVC also noted.

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Case information

rID: 60365
Published: 19th May 2018
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Cardiac
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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