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Situs Inversus
Michael D. Puchalski, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Situs solitus: Cardiac apex/stomach left, liver right
              • Situs inversus (SI): Heart and stomach on right ("mirror image" of normal situs)

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Imaging Recommendations

                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                  PATHOLOGY

                  • General Features

                    CLINICAL ISSUES

                    • Presentation

                      • Demographics

                        • Natural History & Prognosis

                          DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                          • Image Interpretation Pearls

                            Selected References

                            1. Bernasconi A et al: Fetal dextrocardia: diagnosis and outcome in two tertiary centres. Heart. 91(12):1590-4, 2005
                            2. Walmsley R et al: Diagnosis and outcome of dextrocardia diagnosed in the fetus. Am J Cardiol. 94(1):141-3, 2004
                            3. Wessels MW et al: Mild fetal cerebral ventriculomegaly as a prenatal sonographic marker for Kartagener syndrome. Prenat Diagn. 23(3):239-42, 2003
                            4. Balci S et al: New syndrome?: Three sibs diagnosed prenatally with situs inversus totalis, renal and pancreatic dysplasia, and cysts. Am J Med Genet. 90(3):185-7, 2000
                            5. Comstock CH et al: Right fetal cardiac axis: clinical significance and associated findings. Obstet Gynecol. 91(4):495-9, 1998
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                            KEY FACTS

                            • Terminology

                              • Imaging

                                • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                  • Clinical Issues

                                    • Diagnostic Checklist

                                      TERMINOLOGY

                                      • Definitions

                                        • Situs solitus: Cardiac apex/stomach left, liver right
                                        • Situs inversus (SI): Heart and stomach on right ("mirror image" of normal situs)

                                      IMAGING

                                      • General Features

                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                            PATHOLOGY

                                            • General Features

                                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                                              • Presentation

                                                • Demographics

                                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                    DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                      Selected References

                                                      1. Bernasconi A et al: Fetal dextrocardia: diagnosis and outcome in two tertiary centres. Heart. 91(12):1590-4, 2005
                                                      2. Walmsley R et al: Diagnosis and outcome of dextrocardia diagnosed in the fetus. Am J Cardiol. 94(1):141-3, 2004
                                                      3. Wessels MW et al: Mild fetal cerebral ventriculomegaly as a prenatal sonographic marker for Kartagener syndrome. Prenat Diagn. 23(3):239-42, 2003
                                                      4. Balci S et al: New syndrome?: Three sibs diagnosed prenatally with situs inversus totalis, renal and pancreatic dysplasia, and cysts. Am J Med Genet. 90(3):185-7, 2000
                                                      5. Comstock CH et al: Right fetal cardiac axis: clinical significance and associated findings. Obstet Gynecol. 91(4):495-9, 1998