dextroposition


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dextroposition

 [dek″stro-po-zish´un]
displacement to the right.

dex·tro·po·si·tion

(deks'trō-pō-zi'shŭn),
Abnormal right-sided location or origin of a normally left-sided structure, for example, origin of the aorta from the right ventricle.

dex·tro·po·si·tion

(deks'trō-pŏ-zish'ŭn)
Abnormal right-sided location or origin of a normally left-sided structure, e.g., origin of the aorta from the right ventricle.
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Scimitar syndrome is a triad of: (1) anomalous vein appearing as curvilinear vascular density along the right heart border (2) hypoplastic right lung or a part of it and (3) heart in dextroposition.
Echo showed that the heart was in dextroposition, however, there was no significant dilation of right ventricle and partial anomalous pulmonary venous drainage.
Test Result Echocardiogram Right aortic arch, patent ductus arteriosus with hemodynamic repercussions, ejection fraction of 70%, pulmonary hypertension with pulmonary artery systolic blood pressure at 52 mmHg, dextroposition of the heart and anomalous pulmonary venous return.
Of four cases with cardiac malposition caused by extracardiac congenital malformation,two cases had mesoposition dueto pleural effusion, one case had dextroposition due to left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia, and one case had an extreme levoposition due to cystic adenomatoid malformation in the right lung (Table 1).
Her chest radiograph showed unsuspected dextroposition of the heart, diminished volumes of the right middle and lower lobes, and a scimitar-shaped shadow extending from the right hilum to the region of the inferior vena cava (a scimitar is a short sword with a curved blade originally used in Eastern countries) (Fig.
Both portable and standard echocardiography identified one case of isolated dextrocardia and one case of cardiac dextroposition.
Mediastinal shift and dextroposition of the heart on plain film are indicators of pulmonary hypoplasia, which warrants further investigation.