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Medical Term:

pentalogy of Cantrell

Pronunciation: kan-trel'

Definition: a congenital defect involving a cleft lower sternum, an anterior diaphragmatic defect, absence of the parietal pericardium, a connected or separate omphalocele, and a major cardiac anomaly, most often tetralogy of Fallot and left ventricular diverticulum.

Synonym(s): thoracoabdominal ectopia cordis

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