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 184 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Gastric cancer in a situs inversus totalis patient with multiple intestinal and vessel variations related to gastrectomy surgery: A case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Yinghao Cao, Jiang Li, Liming Shen, Jiliang Wang, Zefeng Xia, KaiXiong Tao, Guobin Wang, Kailin Cai

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Sep;96(39):e8209.

 

Situs inversus totalis (SIT) is a rare congenital anomaly characterized by complete inversion of the abdominal and thoracic organs, and often involves multiple genetic mutations. The most suitable surgical technique for patients with multiple vessel and organ variations as well as ...

Last Updated: 27 Sep 2017

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Pure laparoscopic right hepatectomy in a patient with situs inversus totalis: A case report.
 

Author(s): Suk Kyun Hong, Kyung-Suk Suh, Hyo-Sin Kim, Sung-Woo Ahn, Kyung Chul Yoon, Hyeyoung Kim, Nam-Joon Yi, Kwang-Woong Lee

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Aug;96(34):e7910.

 

Hepatectomy in a patient with situs inversus totalis (SIT) is technically challenging, and pure laparoscopic major hepatectomy has not been previously described.

Last Updated: 23 Aug 2017

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Mens inversus in corpore inverso? Language lateralization in a boy with situs inversus totalis.
 

Author(s): Anna-Lisa Schuler, Gregor Kasprian, Ernst Schwartz, Rainer Seidl, Mariana C Diogo, Christian Mitter, Georg Langs, Daniela Prayer, Lisa Bartha-Doering

Journal: Brain Lang. 2017 Nov;174():9-15.

 

Situs inversus totalis is a rare condition where the visceral organs are organized as a mirror image of default organ position. In this study we picture the co-development between brain and visceral organs in a case of situs inversus totalis from a fetal stage to adolescence and compare ...

Last Updated: 14 Jul 2017

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The terms "Situs inversus" returned 14 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Fluorescence cholangiography during laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a patient with situs inversus totalis: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Narongsak Rungsakulkij, Pongsatorn Tangtawee

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Situs inversus totalis is a rare autosomal disorder in which the patient's affected visceral organs are a perfect mirror image of their normal positions. Surgery in these patients is technically challenging. Minimally invasive surgery such as laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the standard ...

Last Updated: 21 Apr 2017

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PEComa of the uterus with coexistence of situs inversus totalis, a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Yang Han, Ting-ting Liu, Xue-shan Qiu, Qing-chang Li, Yi Zhao, Xiao-Yan Pang, En-hua Wang

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PEComas are a group of very rare mesenchymal neoplasms, which express myogenic and melanocytic markers, such as HMB-45 and actin. Situs inversus totalis represents a complete left to right side transposition of the asymmetrical thoracic and abdominal organs and incorporates dextrocardia. ...

Last Updated: 13 Aug 2015

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Therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in a patient with situs inversus viscerum.
 

Author(s): Yi Hu, Hao Zeng, Xiao-Lin Pan, Nong-Hua Lv, Zhi-Jian Liu, Yang Hu

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2015 May;21(18):5744-8.

 

Situs inversus viscerum (SIV) is a rare congenital condition characterized by complete transposition of all viscera. This anatomical pathology makes endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) technically difficult. We report a new case of a 70-year-old Chinese male with ...

Last Updated: 19 May 2015

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Fibrosis, Valvular and Ventricular Function in Patients With TGA
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Transposition of Great Vessels

 

Last Updated: 11 May 2016

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Cardiovascular MRI and Cardiopulmonary Exercise Capacity After Neonatal ASO) in Young Adults
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Transposition of the Great Arteries; Artery Switch Operation

 

Last Updated: 17 Feb 2016

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Transcatheter Valve Implantation in Patients With Dysfunctional Left and Right Sided Heart Valves
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Eisenmenger Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 3 Jun 2016

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