Neonatal Ebstein’s Anomaly: Surgical Decision Making

Awori M, Mutwiri RK, Mutunga WM, Jowi SO, Peninan KN, Mang’usu OE School of Medicine University of Nairobi

Correspondence to: Dr. Mark Awori, P. O Box 14677-00800, Nairobi, Kenya.



Ebstein’s Anomaly (EA) is a rare form of congenital heart disease. Surgical decision-making in neonates is controversial. In developing countries, neonates with Ebstein’s anomaly requiring surgical intervention rarely present to health institutions capable of providing intervention. We present a 2.2 kg term female neonate who presented with Ebstein’s anomaly. Data was obtained retrospectively from clinical case notes. We describe our surgical decision-making process and outcome in relation to prevailing thought regarding the management of this condition and we make a recommendation on what we consider to be the best surgical option for these patients.


Keywords: Ebstein's anomaly, Neonatal, Treatment

Ann Afr Surg. 2018; 15(1):40-43 DOI:


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