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Pentalogy of Cantrell
Other Names for this Disease
- Cantrell deformity
- Cantrell Haller Ravitsch syndrome
- Cantrell pentalogy
- Cantrell syndrome
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diaphragm (the thin layer of muscle underneath the lungs involved in breathing); (2) a defect of the middle part of the abdomen above the belly button; (3) a defect in the pericardium (the outer layer) of the diaphragm; (4) various congenital (present at birth) heart abnormalities; and (5) a defect of the lower part of the sternum (breastbone). The condition is believed to be caused by a failure in development that occurs when the fetus is about 14-18 days old. Treatment is based on the symptoms present in the person.Pentalogy of Cantrell is a condition in which a person typically has two or three of the following birth defects, with very few people having all five findings: (1) a deficiency of the front part of the
Last updated: 5/27/2009
- The NORD Guide to Rare Diseases by the National Organization for Rare Disorders has a section on pentalogy of Cantrell. To view the information, click on the link.
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- The Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database contains genetics resources that discuss Pentalogy of Cantrell. Click on the link to go to OMIM and review these resources.
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