Journal Article

Acquired post-pneumonectomy dextrocardia

Amr E. Abbas, Patrick Liu and Richard W. Lee

in Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery

Published on behalf of European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Volume 3, issue 1, pages 25-27
Published in print March 2004 | ISSN: 1569-9293
Published online March 2004 | e-ISSN: 1569-9285 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1569-9293(03)00146-4
Acquired post-pneumonectomy dextrocardia

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We present a case of severe acquired dextrocardia following right lung resection. On MRI, there was a 180° rotation of the heart along its vertical axis with anterior positioning of the left cardiac chambers and rightward direction of the apex.

Keywords: Dextrocardia; Pneumonectomy; Cardiac MRI

Journal Article.  1515 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology ; Anatomy

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