heterotaxia


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heterotaxia

[‚hed·ə·rə′tak·sē·ə]
(anatomy)
The reversed polarity of one or more individual organs with respect to the left-right axis.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Abdominal sonography in the evaluation of heterotaxia in children.
"I have a heart condition just like the dogs," explained 3-year-old Aidan, who was diagnosed with heterotaxia syndrome.
Este caso enfatiza la importancia de una investigacion rigurosa prequinirgica de la anatomia de pacientes con heterotaxia. Los autores apoyamos el uso de estudios radiologicos para investigar la anatomia de pacientes con heterotaxia y de cirugia profilactica en los pacientes con malrotacion intestinal.
This case highlights the importance of rigorous investigation of anatomic features prior to surgery in a patient with heterotaxia. The authors advocate radiological investigation of patients with heterotaxia and prophylactic Ladd's procedure in those with intestinal malrotation.
Otros tipos de cardiopatias como los defectos septales atriales, la coartacion aortica, el canal atrioventricular, la heterotaxia, tambien han sido asociadas con esta microdelecion (10-18).