Heterotaxia syndroma: 13 foetopathologiai eset elemzése és irodalmi áttekintés.

Translated title of the contribution: Heterotaxy syndrome, analysis of 13 cases and review of the literature

Tamás Marton, Izabella Cesko, Júlia Hajdú, Beáta Hargitai, Zoltán Papp

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INTRODUCTION: Heterotaxy syndrome (Ivemark syndrome, or asplenia-polysplenia syndrome) is a heterogeneous group of disease with disturbed body symmetry and malposition of internal organs. Heterotaxy syndrome is caused by the disturbance of the left/right axis in the early embryonic period. AIM OF THE STUDY: The most frequency of heterotaxy syndrome's concomitant anomalies during a five year period in own fetopathology material. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data of fetopathologic examination of 13 fetuses suffering from prenatally diagnosed heterotaxy syndrome. RESULTS: Situs ambiguus was detected in 9 cases out of 13. In the remaining 4 cases situs inversus totalis was diagnosed. The most frequent and important associated malformation included congenital heart disease was AV channel (10/13) and great vessel anomaly (10/13). CONCLUSION: In cases with prenatally detected complex cardiac anomalies (especially AV channel cases) heterotaxy anomaly must be taken into consideration, with main consequences in prenatal counselling.

Translated title of the contributionHeterotaxy syndrome, analysis of 13 cases and review of the literature
Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)299-301
Number of pages3
JournalOrvosi hetilap
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Feb 10 2002

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