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Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

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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Your Questions Answered


4 question(s) from the public on this disease have been answered. Submit a new question.
  • I'm 21 weeks pregnant. I had an anomaly scan last week and there is a problem. The heart and corresponding organs are inverse in direction. The right side organs are on the left and the left side organs are on the right. On the exam there was no problem in growth and everything is perfect at this stage. Is it safe to give birth? Will any problems arise after birth? Click here for answer

  • My son was born with abdominal situs inversus. There is not a lot of information on this, except for the little information I get from doctors. I know it is rare. Both mother and father have no known medical conditions. Is there any information I can look at? Click here for answer

  • My husband has situs inversus. Is the brain turned around or otherwise affected in individuals with this condition? Click here for answer

  • Can you provide me with information about situs inversus? Click here for answer

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.