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Dextrocardia

Anatomical position of the heart in the thorax.

During the inspection of the pulmonary trunk, a large ductus arteriosus (Botallo's ductus) was found. The heart apex was positioned along the heart axis and was turned to the right side, thus demonstrating the dextrocardia.

  • 1 - pulmonary trunk
  • 2 - ascending aorta
  • 3 - superior vena cava (SVC)
  • 4 - brachiocephalic trunk
  • 5 - left common carotid artery
  • 6 - left subclavial artery
  • 7 - thoracic aorta
  • 8 - hepatic tissue covering the inferior vena cava (IVC)
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Reference

Faig-Leite FS & Faig-Leite H. (2008). Anatomy of a dextrocardia case with situs solitus. Arq. Bras. Cardiol. , 91, e64-6. PMID: 19142355

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Original File Name: En_a13fig01.jpg female child, probably one year of age, which belonged to the Laboratory of Anatomy of the Campus of São José dos Campos - UNESP.



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