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VOLUME 5 , ISSUE 1 ( January-March, 2019 ) > List of Articles
Mohammed Nizamuddeen, Hiremathada Sahajananda
Keywords : Dextrocardia, Kartagener's syndrome, Situs inversus
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 01-03-2019
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).
Situs inversus totalis is a rare syndrome, with an estimated prevalence of 1/10,000 births, characterized by the inverted position of the thoracic and abdominal organs with respect to the sagittal plane. The condition affects all major structures within the thorax and the abdomen. The etiological factors for which are still not completely understood. In a patient with situs inversus totalis, the anesthetic management during the respective surgical procedure is challenging. We are reporting a patient who was incidentally detected with situs inversus totalis with dextrocardia and was operated for Angle's grade 3 malocclusion. The present case report lays an emphasis on the potential difficulties during anesthetic management and its various implications.