What is Ectopia cordis.

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What is Ectopia cordis.

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In this anomaly the heart is partially or com­pletely exposed on the surface of the thorax. This condition results from a faulty development of the sternum and
pericardium. This anomaly is incom­patible with life and the infant usually dies during the first few days after birth due to infection and cardiac failure.
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