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Related to situs: situs inversus, Situs solitus

situs

 [si´tus] (L.)
site or position.
situs inver´sus total or partial transposition of the body organs to the side opposite the normal.
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site

(sīt),
A place, location, or locus.
Synonym(s): situs
[L. situs]
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situs

(sī′təs)
n. pl. situs
Position, especially normal or original position, as of a body organ or part.
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situs

A term referring to the sidedness of a structure, which is of particular interest in the development of the heart.
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site

(sīt)
A place or location.
Synonym(s): situs.
[L. situs]
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References in periodicals archive ?
Situs inversus with dextrocardia also is termed as situs inversus totalis because the cardiac position as well as atrial chambers and abdominal viscera, is a mirror image of normal anatomy (Van Praagh, 1977).
Likewise, the "situs" provision in the LHWCA, again of its own
Primarily, there are two different anatomic anomalies attributed to a left-sided appendix: situs inversus and malrotation of the midgut loop.
There is no increase of acute cholecystitis determined for the patients with situs inversus in literature.
USG upper abdomen showed the evidence of situs inversus totalis with spleen on right side and liver on left side.
Situs is the commercial mortgage special servicing business lines of its parent company Situs Group, LLC (Situs Group).
Talking about the challenges faced by a surgeon in the clinical setting of undiagnosed situs inversus, Dr Ananth Pai Kalsank, specialist in general surgery at NMC Specialty Hospital, Abu Dhabi, said: "In a typical ER room situation where time is the key, if a patient reports an acute pain in the left hand side, we suspect the colon or kidney.
This can occur with situs solitus or more frequently in association with situs viscerum inversus totalis (all the organs inverted); it can also be found as situs ambiguous.
In our case, thoracic and abdominal computed tomography were applied for the detection of the exact localization of the foreign bodies which were observed in X-ray imaging, to make sure whether the situs inversus was total or not, and also together with SIT, to observe foreign objects (needles) in duodenum and colon area following cecum, i.e.
Situs inversus, the complete mirror-image reversal of the organs, is very rare, with a prevalence of 1/20 000.
Keywords: Polysplenia syndrome, situs inversus totalis, pancreas, pancreatic hypoplasia