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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2015 Sep-Oct;53(5):652-5.

[Situs inversus totalis: a case report].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Servicio de Pediatría, Hospital General de Zona 8 "Ignacio Manuel Altamirano", Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, México.


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The situs inversus totalis is a rare condition associated with multiple congenital malformations, the most common heart defects and is associated with more complex syndromes such as Kartagener. Most of the time, the defect is found after a physical examination for other reason. We reported the case of a patient diagnosed on the first day of extra-uterine life. It has been the first case reported in the state of Guerrero, with several prenatal history of interest. Our aim is to emphasize that early diagnosis completely changes the future healthcare. Reviewing the literature, it does not have any algorithm on searching protocol of congenital malformations and management attention on common pathologies.


Congenital abnormalities; Dextrocardia; Kartagener syndrome; Situs inversus

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