Volume 16, Number 5 (11-2012)                   hmj 2012, 16(5): 423-427 | Back to browse issues page


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Goodarzi R, Rajaei S. Isolated levocardia: A case report. hmj. 2012; 16 (5) :423-427
URL: http://hmj.hums.ac.ir/article-1-472-en.html

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Introduction: Levocardia with situs inversus, a rare congenital disorder, is usually associated with severe cyanotic congenital heart disease. Thus these patients have adverse prognosis. Case Report: A 2-day-old neonate with mild central cyanosis was admitted to Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Prenatal sonographies were normal. Physical exam was normal except for 2/6 heart murmur in left sternal border and mild central cyanosis. Chest x-ray revealed normal placed heart, gastric gas bobble at the right and shadow of liver at the left side. Conclusion: Isolated levocardia is a rare anomaly. It could be fatal due to associated congenital heart disease. Early or prenatal diagnosis of this anomaly is important in improving prognosis of the patients.
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: General
Received: 2012/11/20 | Accepted: 2017/10/22 | Published: 2017/10/22

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