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European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 168, Issue 11, pp 1413–1414 | Cite as

Prognosis of pentalogy of Cantrell depends mainly on the severity of the intracardiac anomalies and associated malformations

  • Zhan Gao
  • Qun-Jun Duan
  • Ze-Wei ZhangEmail author
  • Jian-Hua Li
  • Liang-Long Ma
  • Li-Yang Ying
Correspondence

Abstract

We believe the paper may be of particular interest to the readers of your journal. It is a commentary on van Hoorn et al: Pentalogy of Cantrell: two patients and a review to determine prognostic factors for optimal approach (Eur J Pediatr (2008) 167:29–35). The correct definition of pentalogy of Cantrell and ectopia cordis was described in the text and the determinant factor that affects the prognosis of pentalogy of Cantrell was discussed.

Keywords

Pentalogy of Cantrell Ectopia cordis Definition Prognosis 

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© Springer-Verlag 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhan Gao
    • 1
  • Qun-Jun Duan
    • 1
  • Ze-Wei Zhang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jian-Hua Li
    • 1
  • Liang-Long Ma
    • 1
  • Li-Yang Ying
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Children’s Hospital, School of MedicineZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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