Situs inversus

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Situs inversus

Situs inversus is a condition in which the internal organs of the abdomen (stomach) and thorax (chest) lie in mirror image of their normal body position. It can occur alone, without any other anomalies, or it can be  a part of a syndrome with various other defects. Situs inversus has been inherited in different ways in different families. Autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, and X-linked inheritance have been reported. Treatment, when needed, is symptomatic and supportive.
 

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Heterotaxy Foundation

The Heterotaxy Foundation is a non-profit organization created to raise funds for research and promote awareness of a rare disease called Heterotaxy Syndrome.

Last Updated: 12 Feb 2013

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Heterotaxy Foundation

The Heterotaxy Foundation is a non-profit organization created to raise funds for research and promote awareness of a rare disease called Heterotaxy Syndrome.

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Last Updated: 12 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Situs inversus" returned 135 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Implantation of a biventricular ICD in a patient with dextrocardia with situs inversus].
 

Author(s): Veysel Kutay Vurgun, Menekşe Gerede, Ali Timuçin Altın, Başar Candemir, Ömer Akyürek

Journal: Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2015 Jan;43(1):89-92.

 

In order to reduce sudden cardiac death and heart failure symptoms, biventricular implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation is a treatment method commonly used in selected patients with cardiomyopathy. The frequency of dextrocardia in congenital heart defects is approximately ...

Last Updated: 6 Feb 2015

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Dextrocardia and asplenia in situs inversus totalis in a baby: a case report.
 

Author(s): Abnish Kumar, Manoj Kumar Singh, Neeraj Yadav

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Situs inversus with dextrocardia is the complete inversion of position of the thoracic and abdominal viscera. It may be isolated or associated with malformations, especially cardiac and/or alimentary. It may be discovered in infancy because of associated anomalies but often remains ...

Last Updated: 17 Dec 2014

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Successful ablation of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia in a patient with coexistent congenitally corrected transposition of the great vessels and situs inversus.
 

Author(s): Ji Ma, Chang Bian, Zhi-Qiang Ying

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2014 ;53(14):1519-22.

 

Congenitally corrected transposition of the great vessels (CTGV) is a rare congenital cardiac and great vessel abnormality. The anomalous inversion of the ventricles and great vessels makes performing catheter ablation difficult. We herein report a successful case of atrioventricular ...

Last Updated: 17 Jul 2014

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The terms "Situs inversus" returned 7 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Situs inversus in association with duodenal atresia.
 

Author(s): Ademola Olusegun Talabi, Oludayo Adedapo Sowande, Adebayo Gbenga Tanimola, Olusanya Adejuyigbe

Journal: Afr J Paediatr Surg. ;10(3):275-8.

 

Situs inversus in association with duodenal atresia is very rare. A high index of suspicion coupled with appropriate evaluation is necessary for diagnosis and operative planning. We report a case of a 5-day-old who presented with duodenal atresia associated with polysplenia and situs ...

Last Updated: 6 Nov 2013

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Tetralogy of fallot with dextrocardia and situs inversus in a 7-year-old boy.
 

Author(s): Michael Dilorenzo, Samuel Weinstein, Rajesh Shenoy

Journal: Tex Heart Inst J. 2013 ;40(4):481-3.

 

Tetralogy of Fallot is one of the most frequently diagnosed congenital cardiac abnormalities; however, its association with dextrocardia and situs inversus is reported only rarely. We report a case of these findings in a 7-year-old boy, describe the patient's postoperative course, ...

Last Updated: 1 Oct 2013

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Endovascular repair of blunt aortic injury in a patient with situs inversus and dextrocardia.
 

Author(s): John F Bilello, Peter L Birnbaum, Chandra Venugopal, Leo L Fong

Journal: J. Vasc. Surg.. 2011 Sep;54(3):857-9.

 

A 24-year-old male pedestrian with situs inversus and dextrocardia was struck by a car and sustained multiple injuries, including a pseudoaneurysm of the proximal descending thoracic aorta. A thoracic endograft was deployed to exclude the blunt aortic injury. We are not aware of any ...

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2011

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Open Lung Strategy in Critically Ill Morbid Obese Patients
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Obesity; Respiratory Insufficiency; Right-Sided Heart Failure; Pulmonary Atelectasis; Respiratory Mechanics

 

Last Updated: 10 Aug 2015

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International Prospective Patient Registry for Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD)

 

Last Updated: 13 Apr 2015

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Genetics of Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia; Kartagener Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2015

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