Ectopia cordis is an extremely rare disease, defined as an abnormal position of the heart partially or completely outside the chest. It occurs in 5.5-7.9 per million live births. The case is presented of a newborn female with thoraco-abdominal ectopia cordis with interauricular communication, scheduled for surgery 28 days after birth. It was performed successfully without incidents or accidents, with satisfactory post-operative results at 7 months offollow-up, with adequate cardiac function. Surgical treatment is the only therapeutic option associated with improved cardiac protection. This is a case report of an extremely rare disease, with its surgical treatment and successful outcome.
Flores-Tlalmis, P., Madrid-Basurto, A., García-Cano, E., & Hernández-Zamora, V. (2015). Reparación quirúrgica de ectopia cordis toracoabdominal. Cirugia Cardiovascular, 22(2), 104–107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.circv.2014.06.007