situs inversus


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situs in·ver·sus

 (ĭn-vûr′səs)
n.
A congenital condition in which internal organs are transposed through the sagittal plane so that the heart, for example, is on the right side of the body.

[New Latin : Latin situs, location + Latin inversus, past participle of invertere, to invert.]
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People with the condition known as situs inversus with levocardia often have life-threatening cardiac ailments and other abnormalities, according to Oregon Health & Science University.
People with the condition, known as situs inversus with levocardia, often have life-threatening cardiac ailments and other abnormalities, according to Oregon Health & Science University.
Because the appendix is located in an abnormal position there are two different anatomic anomalies attributed to a left-sided appendix: situs inversus and malrotation of the midgut loop.
Majority of the cases are reported to be on the right side, possibly because of natural position of caecum and appendix.4 Few cases are reported on the left side and can happen only if there is malrotation, situs inversus or mobile caecum.5,8 Amyand's hernia is rarely suspected preoperatively.4,7
(4) It has, however, been described to occur on the left in various clinical situations where the appendix may be found on the left side (situs inversus, intestinal malrotation, a long appendix or a very mobile caecum).
Appendicitis can occur in the left lower quadrant in patients with intestinal malrotation, situs inversus totalis, mobile appendix, and chronic appendicitis.
Situs inversus totalis (SIT) is a congenital condition with an autosomal pattern of inheritance.
HRCT chest revealed dextrocardia and bronchiectatic changes involving left "middle lobe" with situs inversus. CT-PNS revealed maxillary sinusitis.
Born with a rare condition called Situs Inversus, all her body organs are located in the 'reverse' side, compared to a normal anatomy.
Congenital atrichia associated with situs inversus and mesocardia.
Right-sided heart is a rare congenital anomaly that is related to malposition of the internal organs, and it can be found usually with all the organs changed in the opposite direction, known as situs inversus totalis (mirror-image dextrocardia) or less commonly as isolated dextrocardia in situs solitus (dextroversion) [1].