Pentalogy of Cantrell

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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  • Cantrell Pentalogy
  • Cantrell Syndrome
  • Cantrell-Haller-Ravich Syndrome
  • Pentalogy Syndrome
  • Peritoneopericardial Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • TAS Midline Defect
  • TAS, Midline Defects, Included
  • Thoracoabdominal Ectopia Cordis
  • Thoracoabdominal Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Pentalogy of Cantrell is a very rare disorder characterized by a combination of severe defects of the middle of the chest including the sternum, diaphragm, heart, and abdominal wall. This defect can affect males or females and is apparent at birth or shortly after.


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