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A Case of Ectopia Cordis

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1997;40(3):413-416.
Published online March 15, 1997.
A Case of Ectopia Cordis
Sun A Kim, Chun Soo Kim, Geun Soo Park, Myung Sung Kim, Sang Lak Lee, Joon Sik Kim, Tae Chan Kwon
Department of Pediatrics, Keimyung University, School of Medicine, Taegu, Korea
이소성 심장 1례
김선아, 김천수, 박근수, 김명성, 이상락, 김준식, 권태찬
계명대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Ectopia cordis is a very rare cardiac anomaly that the heart is partially or totally outside the thorax, and it was classified anatomically as 5 types-cervical, thoracocervical, thoracic (most commontype), thoracoabdominal, abdominal types. We experienced a case of ectopia cordis(thoracic type) in a newborn who had the symptom of generalized cyanosis since birth, and expired during operation due to recurrent bradycardia and hypotension. The brief review of literature was made
Key Words: Ectopia cordis

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