Situs inversus en un neonato. A propósito de un caso clínico

  1. Náyade Izquierdo Reyes
  2. Cristina Batista González
  3. Ismael Dorta Luis
  4. Andrea González Palau
  5. Manuel Roa Prieto
  6. Clara I. Alegría Medina
  7. Carmen Luz Marrero Pérez
  8. Beatriz Reyes Millán
  9. Luis Pérez Baena
Canarias Pediátrica

ISSN: 1131-6128

Year of publication: 2020

Volume: 44

Issue: 1

Pages: 30-33

Type: Article


Situs inversus is an uncommon congenital malformation consisting of inverted position of the thoracoabdominal organs, being able to be total or partial and frequently associated with syndromes such as Kartagener’s. It requires an early diagnosis and a multidisciplinary approach. It is usually a casual finding, so we should suspect it in newborns properly treated with persistence of respiratory symptoms in which we have dismissed other causes of respiratory distress. We report the case of a term newborn of adequate weight for gestational age with a situs inversus totalis show in an echocardiography and abdominal ultrasound.