Pentalogy of cantrell associated with exencephaly and spinal dysraphism: Antenatal ultrasonographic diagnosis: Case report

Manohar B. Kachare, Vinayak K. Patki, Sonali S. Saboo, Suresh H. Saboo, Kulbir Ahlawat, Sachin S. Saboo

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The pentalogy of Cantrell, a rare syndrome, consists of the defects in the anterior diaphragm, diaphragmatic pericardium, lower sternum and supraumbilical abdominal wall, along with congenital cardiac abnormalities. Till date, only few patients with full spectrum of this syndrome have been reported with only 2 cases showing associated exencephaly and spinal dysraphism. We report extremely rare association of complete pentalogy of Cantrell syndrome with exencephaly and spinal dysraphism on antenatal sonogram and autopsy in a 18 weeks fetus of a 19 year-old primi gravida female.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-239
Number of pages3
JournalMedical Ultrasonography
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 27 2013



  • Exencephaly
  • Pentalogy of Cantrell
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Spinal dysraphism
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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