Thoracoschisis associated with Limb Body Wall Complex
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Thoracoschisis is a rare congenital anomaly that usually presents an evisceration of organs through a lateral chest wall defect. It is often associated with a diaphragmatic hernia, defect of the anterior abdominal wall and limb malformation, the so-called "limb-body wall complex" (LBWC) deformity.The etiology of this complex anomaly is still unknown, but early embryonic developmental defects are considered as probable pathogenetic factors with a low recurrence risk. Prenatal diagnosis includes detection of high levels of maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein and thorough ultrasonographic examination at the end of the first trimester of pregnancy could indicate this severe malformation.There is no correlation with parental or fetal karyotype disorders, although an association of these anomalies is almost invariably fatal. We are reporting a case of thoracoschisis associated with LBWC....

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5423888/
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