Multidisciplinary approach of assessing malformed fetuses exemplified in a rare case of pentalogy of Cantrell associated with craniorachischisis, pulmonary extrophy and right-sided aortic arch with aberrant brachiocephalic artery

Vol. 59 No. 3, 2018

ROMANIAN JOURNAL of MORPHOLOGY and EMBRYOLOGY

Camelia Albu, Adelina Staicu, Roxana Tania Popa-Stanila, Alina Camelia Milas, Liviu Bogdan Chiriac, T√ľnde Elisabeta Kovacs, Vasile Florin Stamatian

We present the imagistic and pathological assessment of a unique case of complete pentalogy of Cantrell associated with craniorachischisis, pulmonary extrophy and right-sided aortic arch with aberrant brachiocephalic artery. For this particular case, the complete and correct diagnosis required a post-mortem imagistic high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 7 T and detailed stereomicroscopic autopsy. Also, we discussed the pathogenesis and possible etiology of pentalogy of Cantrell and the associated malformations of the case presented.

Corresponding author: Adelina Staicu, MD, PhD; e-mail: adelina.staicu@umfcluj.ro

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