Prenatal diagnosis of left isomerism with normal heart: a case report

De Paola, Nico and Ermito, Santina and Nahom, Antonella and Dinatale, Angela and Pappalardo, Elisa Maria and Carrara, Sabina and Cavaliere, Alessandro and Brizzi, Cristiana (2009) Prenatal diagnosis of left isomerism with normal heart: a case report. Journal of prenatal medicine, 3 (3). pp. 37-38. ISSN 1971-3290

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Objective: Left isomerism, also called polysplenia, is a laterality disturbance associated with with paired leftsidedness viscera and multiple small spleens. Left isomerism, heart congenital abnormalities and gastrointestinal malformation are strongly associated. Methods: We present a case of prenatal diagnosis of left isomerism in a fetus with a structurally normal heart. Conclusion: Left isomerism syndrone may coesist with a structurally normal heart. If prenatal left isomerism is suspected, even in presence of a normal heart, is mandatory to esclude sign of gastrointestinal abnormalities, as late poly hy dramnios, and cardiac rhytm disturbance during the pregnancy and neonatal age.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Left isomerism, normal heart, right sided stomach, gut malrotation
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 618 Altri rami della medicina; Ginecologia e ostetricia, Pediatria, Geriatria > 618.3 Malattie e complicazioni della gravidanza
Depositing User: Gianni Aiello
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2013 13:46
Last Modified: 16 May 2013 12:17

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