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Rare case of isolated levocardia with polysplenia including normally structured lung without cardiac anomaly.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22103459     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Isolated levocardia (IL) is a rare type of situs inversus in which the heart is in the normal left-side position, but the abdominal viscera are in the dextroposition. Polysplenia is a congenital disorder affecting the asymmetric organs, including the heart, lungs, bronchi, liver, stomach, intestines, and spleen. In this report, we present a rare type satisfying the characteristics of both IL and polysplenia, confirmed by several imaging investigations, which revealed normally structured lungs and heart and the existence of the inferior vena cava (IVC), which runs on the left side, returns to the anterior-right side at the liver, and returns to the right atrium directly. Anatomical investigation and careful observation will make it possible to improve the prognosis of IL.
Authors:
Takashi Imamura; Nobuo Momoi; Hayato Go; Kei Ogasawara; Maki Sato; Mitsuaki Hosoya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Congenital anomalies     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1741-4520     ISO Abbreviation:  Congenit Anom (Kyoto)     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9306292     Medline TA:  Congenit Anom (Kyoto)     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  187-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2011 The Authors. Congenital Anomalies © 2011 Japanese Teratology Society.
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine, Fukushima, Japan.
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