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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 61-63

Isolated dextrocardia with bilateral undescended testis and bilateral polydactyl of the hands and feet: a case report


Department of Radiology, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria

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K C Eze
Department of Radiology, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City
Nigeria
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The incidence of dextrocardia with or without situs inversus is rare though the true incidence in Nigeria is not known. Plain films are the preliminary investigations of choice in diagnosis of situs anomalies. The aim of this case report is to emphasise the importance of recognition of the spectrum of situs anomalies, because the altered anatomy associated with these anomalies may result in confusing imaging findings, misdiagnosis and difficulties with treatment when seen in conjunction with acquired abnormalities of the chest and abdomen. This study also aim to emphasise the need for accurate placement of radiographic markers by the radiographers before exposure of the films as the key for identification of situs anomalies. The case of dextrocardia without situs inversus diagnosed in a 4-month old baby boy who also had bilateral undescended testis and bilateral polydactyl of hands and feet is presented. The imaging modalities for assessment of situs anomalies are discussed.


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