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Dextrocardia Situs Inversus
Reversal of organs: The body has a normal orientation of our internal organs , both in the chest and the abdomen. Heart is in the left chest. Stomach is in the left upper quadrant, etc. In situs inversus the organs are oriented in a mirror image. They will function normal. Tests may need to be done to confirm that organs are indeed a complete mirror image otherwise a risk of malrotation may exist. ...Read more
Yes: Dextrocardia is characterized by the simple finding that the majority of the cardiac mass is in the right chest, rather than the left chest. Situs inversus is a more specific diagnosis, although there is some variability in situs inverses. Situs inversus means that the atria, vena cavae, and abdominal organs are on the opposite side of the body from the typical position. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No treatment: Situs inversus is merely a mirror image relationship of internal organs. It occurs about 1:8000 people. It is normally asymptomatic. But doctors need to be made aware of it in case of surgery or to avoid confusion when illness does arise. It does not need treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Shouldn't really: The presence of situs inversus should not have any effect on a person's personality. ...Read more
Dextrocardia: It can exist without situs inversusGet a more detailed answer ›
Situs Inversus: If you have situs inversus (your abdominal organs are opposite of "normal" people - so your stomach/spleen are on the right side and your liver/gall bladder on the left ) but you have a totally anatomically normal heart (even if it is in your right chest)-I doubt your hand pain is related to your heart. If it continues to bother you, you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Can a woman with dextrocardia situs inversus with no atrial wall still have uncomplicated pregnancy/labor/delivery/postpartum course?
Probably: Dextrocardia and situs inversus will not cause any issues, although things may be backwards. However, I am not sure what you mean by no atrial wall. This could be a serious abnormality. The heart needs 4 chambers (rooms) separated by the right doors (valves or pregnancy could have some difficulties. Please provide more information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Congenital formation: Blepharophimosis: The eyelids have grown such that the opening is very tiny between the upper and lower lid. Ptosis: The usual meaning is that the muscle-tendon complex controlling the elevation of the upper eyelid is not maintaining the lift above the pupil, so the upper lid tends to cover the pupil. Epicanthus inversus: The skin fold coming up from below at the inner corner of the eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you explain features and causes of holoproscephaly, caudal dysgenesis, sacrococcygeal teratoma and situs inversus?
NO: Each entity by itself would require more than the 400 characters allow to properly explain. ...Read more
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