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Dextrocardia with situs inversus


Other Names for this Disease
  • Situs inversus totalis
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Treatment

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How might dextrocardia with situs inversus be treated?

Treatment typically depends on the heart or physical problems the person may have in addition to dextrocardia with situs inversus. For example, infants born with congenital heart defects or other organ malformations may require surgery.[1][2]

The management of people affected by Kartagener syndrome typically includes measures to enhance clearance of mucus, prevent respiratory infections, and treat bacterial infections.[3] GeneReviews offers more specific information on the treatment of Kartagener syndrome and other types of primary ciliary dyskinesia. Please click on the link to access this resource.
Last updated: 5/20/2015

References
  1. Dextrocardia. MedlinePlus. May 2014; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007326.htm.
  2. Dextrocardia with Situs Inversus. NORD. 2007; https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/dextrocardia-with-situs-inversus/.
  3. Maimoona A Zariwala, PhD, FACMG, Michael R Knowles, MD, and Margaret W Leigh, MD. Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia. GeneReviews. February 2013; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1122/#pcd.Differential_Diagnosis.


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Other Names for this Disease
  • Situs inversus totalis
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