Dextrocardia and Situs Inversus Totalis in a Turkish Subject: A Case Report

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Seher Yilmaz; Abdullah Demirtas; Adem Tokpinar & Niyazi Acer


Dextrocardia with situs inversus is an uncommon anomaly affecting about 1 to 2 per 10,000 in the general population. This report describes an adult male patient with dextrocardia and in a Turkish subject. The photographic illustrations revealed transposition of some of the visceral organs such as the spleen was located right and the liver and gall bladder on the left. The heart was flattened and flipped to the right. Many people with situs inversus totalis are unaware of their unusual anatomy until they seek medical attention for an unrelated condition. So, early detection may lead to a successful surgical management and consequently offer a safer chance of survival. This report showed that dextrocardia and situs inversus can be seen amongst Turkish subjects.

KEY WORDS: Dextrocardia; Situs inversus totalis; Rare anomaly.

How to cite this article

YILMAZ, S.; DEMIRTAS, A.; TOKPINAR, A. & ACER, N. Dextrocardia and situs inversus totalis in a turkish subject: a case report. Int. J. Morphol., 37(3):900-902, 2019.