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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 206-208

Imaging findings of dextrocardia with situs inversus in covid positive patient: A case to look back


Department of Radio-Diagnosis, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Prerna Patwa
Department of Radio-Diagnosis, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha - 442 001, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_132_21

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Dextrocardia is a rare congenital developmental anomaly where the heart is located in the right hemithorax with the cardiac apex pointing toward the right. Dextrocardia may be associated with total situs inversus or can also present as an isolated finding. We present very rare interesting case of situs inversus totalis in a 68-year-old male patient who came with complaints of difficulty in breathing and had a history of fever for 4 days. In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, he got his real time polymerase chain reaction done and he turned out to be positive. On the imaging dextrocardia with total situs inversus was detected. Even though for a common man, dextrocardia with total situs inversus is only heart on the right side of the body with transposition of the abdominal organs, viscera, and vasculature but from a medical point of view, the diagnosis holds a lot of importance as it is useful in the detection of conditions like appendicitis and abdominal organ injuries.


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