Journal article
Unusual case of unrepaired omphalocoele and uncorrected tetralogy of Fallot in a young adult


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Author list: AlSaif H
Publisher: Singapore Medical Assn.
Publication year: 2011
Journal: Singapore Medical Journal
ISSN: 0037-5675
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An omphalocoele is a congenital defect that affects
the development of the abdominal wall in the
umbilical region, resulting in a hernial-type sac of
variable size. The condition is usually diagnosed
prenatally and corrected in early infancy to prevent
rupture of the covering membranes, which carries
a high mortality and morbidity rate. Tetralogy of
Fallot is the most common cyanotic congenital
heart defect during infancy that is associated
with this condition. Most patients experience
cyanosis at birth and die in childhood if there is no
surgical intervention. Overall, it is uncommon for
untreated patients with both omphalocoele and
tetralogy of Fallot to survive into adulthood. We
report the rare case of a 17-year-old young adult
with untreated omphalocoele and uncorrected
tetralogy of Fallot.


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