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Congenit Heart Dis. 2008 Mar-Apr;3(2):128-31. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-0803.2008.00168.x.

Prenatal diagnosis of thoracic ectopia cordis by real-time fetal cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and by echocardiography.

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  • 1Cardiology, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.


Ectopia cordis is a rare congenital defect commonly associated with intra- and extra-cardiac anomalies. This report highlights the complimentary use of echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging for detailed prenatal characterization of the anomaly at 23-week gestation.

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