Heterotaxy Syndrome in A Preterm Baby-A Rare Case Report with Review of Literature
Department of Pediatrics, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Amala Nagar, Thrissur-680 555, Kerala, India
International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 2015, Vol. 5, No. 41 doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2015.05.0041
Received: 26 Apr., 2015 Accepted: 17 Jun., 2015 Published: 26 Oct., 2015
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Sunilkumar M.N. and Parvathy V.K., 2015, Heterotaxy Syndrome in A Preterm Baby-A Rare Case Report with Review of Literature, International Journal of Clinical Case Reports, 5(41) 1-5 (doi: 10.5376/ijccr.2015.05.0041)
Heterotaxy syndrome (HTS) is an abnormality where the internal thoraco-abdominal organs are arranged abnormally across the left-right axis of the body. Literature review has reported that it is a very rare condition and has complex cardiac and extracardiac manifestations which requires early surgical intervention. A very rare case report of HTS in a preterm newborn with an associated duodenal atresia is presented with a review of literature.
Heterotaxy; Heterotaxy syndrome; Complex cardiac abnormalities; Duodenal atresia; Palliative surgery
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