Situs Inversus Totalis with Dextrocardia Complicated by Left Cerebral Abcess

Author : I. Pratiwi, C. Melka, A.A. Bashori
Upload Date : 19-04-2018

Background: Situs inversus totalis (SIT) is a rare anomaly in which there is a reversal of abdominal and thoracic organs that is seen in 0,01% of population.1 Situs inversus totalis with dextrocardia is characterized by mirror image position of the visceroatrial organ and the position of cardiac apex on the right side of midline (dextrocardia).1,2 The estimated prevalence of congenital heart disease in individuals with situs inversus totalis is around 5-10% however cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease (CHD ) were prone to developing brain abcesses.3 Therefore, this case report is to report the left cerebral abcess as complication of a patient presenting situs inversus totalis with dextrocardia.

Methods: We conducted a case report study of 21 year old male presented to emergency department with dextrocardia complicated by left cerebral abcess in Rumah Sakit Umum Daerah (RSUD) Propinsi Banten.

Results and conclusion: A  rare case of Situs Inversus Totalis with dextrocardia complicated by left cerebral abcess has been reported. It is important to identify cerebral abcess as the complication in situs inversus totalis with dextrocardia in order to deliver the prompt and adequate management for ensuring the survival of the patient.

KEYWORDS : brain abcesses, dextrocardia, situs invertus totalis

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