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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The terms "Situs inversus" returned 159 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Laparoscopic-assisted total gastrectomy for early gastric cancer with situs inversus totalis: report of a first case.
 

Author(s): Mamoru Morimoto, Tetsushi Hayakawa, Hidehiko Kitagami, Moritsugu Tanaka, Yoichi Matsuo, Hiromitsu Takeyama

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Situs inversus totalis is a relatively rare condition and is an autosomal recessive congenital defect in which an abdominal and/or thoracic organ is positioned as a "mirror image" of the normal position in the sagittal plane. We report our experience of laparoscopic-assisted total ...

Last Updated: 19 Jun 2015

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Clinics in diagnostic imaging (160). Levocardia with abdominal situs inversus.
 

Author(s): Nor Lenny Abdullah, Swee Chye Quek, Kar Yin Seto, Lynette Li San Teo

Journal: Singapore Med J. 2015 Apr;56(4):198-201; quiz 202.

 

Levocardia (left-sided cardiac apex) with abdominal situs inversus is extremely rare. This is also known as isolated levocardia and is almost always associated with severe forms of congenital heart defects with poor prognosis. We report isolated levocardia in a 13-year-old symptomatic ...

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015

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[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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The terms "Situs inversus" returned 10 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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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a patient with situs inversus totalis: case report with review of literature.
 

Author(s): Mohammed Sulaiman Ali, Saad Muwafaq Attash

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Situs inversus totalis is a rare autosomal recessive disorder which can cause diagnostic confusion in a lot of clinical conditions including calculous cholecystitis due to the reversed anatomical positions of abdominal viscera. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is much more challenging ...

Last Updated: 9 Oct 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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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Evaluation of Monitoring TECHNOlogies in the PERI-OPerative Care of Cardiac Surgical Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: C.Surgical Procedure; Cardiac; Right-Sided Heart Failure; Acute Kidney Injury; Respiratory Insufficiency; Postoperative Complications

 

Last Updated: 21 Jan 2016

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NIOX VERO Nasal Application in Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: PCD

 

Last Updated: 3 Dec 2015

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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: 4 Dec 2015

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