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

A case report of congenital scoliosis associated with situs inversus totalis.
 

Author(s): Ce Zhu, Shishu Huang, Chunguang Zhou, Xi Yang, Lei Wang, Tingxian Ling, Limin Liu, Yueming Song

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(50):e9239.

 

Situs inversus totalis is a rare anomaly disease in which the organs in the chest and abdomen are positioned in a mirror image reversal of normal positions. Although this has been confirmed to be associated with spinal abnormalities, reports about situs inversus totalis with congenital ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Delayed diagnosis of abdominal pain in patient with situs inversus totalis in emergency department: A case report.
 

Author(s): Ying Liu, Lile Wu, Yanhong Chen, Dongze Li, Jun Jiang, Wu Zhong, Yu Cao

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(49):e9028.

 

Abdominal pain is one of the most common complaints for patients in emergency department. It's difficult to make an accurate diagnosis by emergency physician in time, especially in patients with situs inversus totalis.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A twin study of cilioretinal arteries, tilted discs and situs inversus.
 

Author(s): Alex J Baneke, Katie M Williams, Omar A Mahroo, Moin Mohamed, Christopher J Hammond

Journal: Graefes Arch. Clin. Exp. Ophthalmol.. 2018 Feb;256(2):333-340.

 

To establish the prevalence and heritability of cilioretinal arteries (CRAs), tilted discs (TDs) and situs inversus (SI).

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Situs inversus" returned 16 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: 31 Dec 1969

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Off-Pump Triple Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in a Patient with Situs Inversus Totalis: Case Presentation and a Brief Review of the Brazilian and the International Experiences.
 

Author(s): Carlos Junior Toshiyuki Karigyo, Felipe Batalini, Alexandre Noboru Murakami, Rogério Toshio Teruya, Francisco Gregori Júnior

Journal: Braz J Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 04;31(2):198-202.

 

A 76-year-old man with situs inversus totalis underwent a successful off-pump three-vessel coronary artery bypass surgery. The postoperative course was uneventful, and the patient was discharged 8 days later. At 9-month follow-up a coronary computed tomography angiography confirmed ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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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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Bacteriological Link Between Upper and Lower Airways in Cystic Fibrosis and Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Cystic Fibrosis; Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

 

Last Updated: 4 Apr 2018

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