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Dextrocardia with situs inversus
Other Names for this Disease
- Situs inversus totalis
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Dextrocardia with situs inversus is a condition in which the heart as well as other organs such as the lungs, liver, stomach, and gallbladder are a mirror image of the normal. A small percentage of individuals with this condition also have congenital heart disease, typically transposition of the great vessels. About a fourth of people with dextrocardia with situs inversus have primary ciliary dyskinesia (also known as Kartagener syndrome). In general, life expectancy for individuals with dextrocardia with situs inversus is normal.
- Wilhelm A, Holbert JM. eMedicine. February 24, 2009. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/413679-overview. Accessed March 30, 2010.
- The Cove Point Foundation part of the Johns Hopkins Children Hospital has developed an information page on dextrocardia. Click on the link above to view the information page.
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- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a federation of more than 130 nonprofit voluntary health organizations serving people with rare disorders. Click on the link to view information on this topic.
Selected Full-Text Journal Articles
- Maldjian RD, Saric M. Approach to dextrocardia in adults: Review. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2007;188:S39-S49.
- Bernasconi A, Azancot A, Simpson JM, Jones A, Sharland GK. Fetal dextrocardia: Diagnosis and outcome in two tertiary centres. Heart. 2005;91:1590-1594. You may have to register to view the article by registration is free.