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Situs inversus


Other Names for this Disease
  • Complete situs inversus
  • Complete situs inversus viscerum
  • Situs inversus totalis
  • Situs inversus viscerum
  • SIV
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Tests & Diagnosis

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How is situs inversus diagnosed?

A thorough physical examination, followed by radiographic imaging of the chest and abdomen and electrocardiography, identify most cases of situs inversus. The main diagnostic challenge in affected people is the non-traditional presence of referred pain (pain felt in a different location than its source).[1]
Last updated: 6/1/2015

References
  1. Tiller GE, Hamid R. Situs Inversus. NORD Guide to Rare Disorders. 2003;


Testing

  • The Genetic Testing Registry (GTR) provides information about the genetic tests for this condition. The intended audience for the GTR is health care providers and researchers. Patients and consumers with specific questions about a genetic test should contact a health care provider or a genetics professional.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Complete situs inversus
  • Complete situs inversus viscerum
  • Situs inversus totalis
  • Situs inversus viscerum
  • SIV
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.