heterotaxia


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heterotaxia

 [het″er-o-tak´se-ah]
abnormal position of viscera.

het·er·o·tax·i·a

(het'ĕr-ō-taks'ē-ă),
Abnormal arrangement of organs or parts of the body in relation to each other.
Synonym(s): heterotaxis, heterotaxy
[hetero- + G. taxis, arrangement]

het·er·o·tax·i·a

(het'ĕr-ō-taks'ē-ă)
Abnormal arrangement of organs or parts of the body in relation to each other.
[hetero- + G. taxis, arrangement]

heterotaxia

abnormal position of viscera.
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The authors advocate radiological investigation of patients with heterotaxia and prophylactic Ladd's procedure in those with intestinal malrotation.
Abdominal situs inversus, also called abdominal heterotaxia or isolated levocardia, is characterized by inversion of the abdominal viscera but with a normally located heart in the left hemithorax.
Heterotaxia, or situs ambiguous, indicates visceral dysmorphism.
Heterotaxia with polysplenia, also known as left isomerism or bilateral left-sidedness, is characterized by a midline or ambiguous location of the majority of chest and abdominal viscera, multiple spleens, and an absence of some right-sided structures, such as the IVC.