Situs inversus

Common Name(s)

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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Following organizations serve the condition "Situs inversus" for support, advocacy or research.

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

Nephrotic syndrome and situs inversus--A chance association?
 

Author(s): Vaishali B More, Amit Saxena, Ratna Sharma

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2016 Jan;27(1):177-8.

 

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2016

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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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The terms "Situs inversus" returned 13 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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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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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Registry Study on Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia in Chinese Children
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

 

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2016

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In Vivo Measurements of Nasal Ciliary Beat Frequency by Using Interferometry
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

 

Last Updated: 29 Feb 2016

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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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