Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Dextrocardia with Situs Inversus in an Adult Turkish

Seher Yılmaz1*, Ayse Kristina Polat2, Adem Tokpınar1 and Özlem Bozkurt3

1Department of Anatomy, Yozgat Bozok University, Turkey 2Yozgat Bozok University, Turkey

*Correspondance to: Seher Yilmaz 

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Situs Inversus is a rare congenital anomaly caused by the displacement of the organs in the chest and abdomen. Situs inversus totalis known as the displacement of all organs according to the mirror image. Dextrocardia is used to describe the position of the heart which tip is pointing to the right instead of left side of the chest. People having situs inversus totalis and dextrocardia live with normal life expectancy and are mostly asymptomatic. These anomalies may not be recognized for a long lifetime. Other congenital disorders such as heart diseases and lung infections may progress with this condition. Although situs inversus totalis with dextrocardia are rare, the lack of a comprehensive study of this anomaly in the literature indicates that further research is needed. In our report, we describe a case of dextrocardia with situs inversus totalis in a 21-year-old male.




Yılmaz S, Kristina Polat A, Tokpınar A, Bozkurt Ö. Dextrocardia with Situs Inversus in an Adult Turkish. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2020; 5: 1814.

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