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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 107-110

Dextrocardia with situs inversus in an adult Nigerian

Department of Medicine, Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe, Nigeria

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Dr. Yekeen Ayodele Ayoola
Department of Medicine, Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe
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DOI: 10.4103/njc.njc_2_19

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Situs inversus with dextrocardia refers to complete inversion of the position of the thoracic and abdominal viscera. Dextrocardia occurs when the heart is located in the right side of the thoracic cavity with its base-to-apex axis directed to the right and inferiorly. It may be isolated or associated with cardiac or alimentary malformations. Our patient had dextrocardia with situs inversus. The patient is a 32-year-old woman that presented with recurrent respiratory symptoms but no cardiac symptoms. Dextrocardia with situs inversus was confirmed by chest radiograph, electrocardiography, and abdominal ultrasound. Echocardiography established atrioventricular great arteries and ventricular concordance with no valvular abnormalities.

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