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 (hĕt′ər-ə-tăk′sē) or het·er·o·tax·i·a (-tăk′sē-ə)
n. pl. het·er·o·tax·ies or het·er·o·tax·i·as
Abnormal arrangement of the internal organs in relation to one another.

het′er·o·tax′ic (-tăk′sĭk) adj.
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Noun1.heterotaxy - any abnormal position of the organs of the body
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
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RiziahMoazzenywas born with a rare condition called Heterotaxy Syndrome - which causes internal organs to be abnormally arranged inside the body.
connection not included above (i.e., crisscross heart, isomerism, heterotaxy syndromes, ventricular inversion),
Those born to mothers with type 2 diabetes had the highest risk of heterotaxy and left ventricular outflow tract obstructive malformations.
Heterotaxy (hetero 'different' and taxy 'arrangement') refers to the abnormal assembly of the thoracic and abdominal organs with regards to the left-right axis of the body.
Anderson, "Atrial appendages and venoatrial connections in hearts from patients with visceral heterotaxy," The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol.
Ross, "Raoultella ornithinolytica bacteremia in an infant with visceral heterotaxy," The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, vol.
The standard and unique asymmetrical arrangement of thoracic and abdominal organs and major vessels is defined as situs solitus, and failure to establish situs solitus causes internal lateralization abnormalities including situs ambiguus (also known as heterotaxy) and situs inversus totalis (1).
A primary diagnosis was made based on these findings as AM Type Ib with severe PH, heterotaxy syndrome of left-sided polysplenia, and an atrial septal defect.{Figure 1}
Allison Chandra who hails from Middlesex County, New Jersey, in a series of tweets, talked about her 3-year-old son Ethan's medical expenses, saying that her son had a rare heart defect known as "heterotaxy." In an interview with CNN, she explained, "Ethan was born with nine congenital heart defects and he has two left lungs.
Temporarily isolated cardiovascular conditions in neonates, such as patent oval foramen, were considered to be normal, and neonates with identified trisomies, heterotaxy syndrome, or abnormal cardiac looping were not counted (Riehle-Colarusso et al.