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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2012, Article ID 309576, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/309576
Case Report

Left Ventricle Diverticulum with Partial Cantrell's Syndrome

1Unit of Cardiac Pediatric Surgery, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Hassan II University Hospital, 30000 Fez, Morocco
2Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Hassan II University Hospital, 30000 Fez, Morocco
3Department of Anesthesia and Reanimation, Hassan II University Hospital, 30000 Fez, Morocco
4Cardiac Pediatric Department, Hassan II University Hospital, 30000 Fez, Morocco

Received 22 October 2012; Accepted 7 November 2012

Academic Editors: A. Movahed and E. E. Ribeiro

Copyright © 2012 Mustapha El Kouache et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Cantrell syndrome is a very rare congenital disease associating five features: a midline, upper abdominal wall disorder, lower sternal abnormality, anterior diaphragmatic defect, diaphragmatic pericardial abnormality, and congenital abnormalities of the heart. In this paper, we report a case of partial Cantrell's syndrome with left ventricular diverticulum, triatrial situs solitus, ventricular septal defect, dextrorotation of the heart, an anterior pericardial diaphragmatic defect, and a midline supraumbilical abdominal wall defect with umbilical hernia. The 5-month-old patient underwent a successful cardiac surgical procedure. A PTFE membrane was placed on the apex of the heart to facilitate reopening of the patient’s chest. Postoperative course was uneventful. The patient was discharged with good clinical condition and with a normal cardiac function.