Clinical & Experimental Cardiology

Clinical & Experimental Cardiology
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ISSN: 2155-9880

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Josephat M Chinawa

Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine,University of Nigeria/University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu, Nigeria

  • Editorial   
    A Rare Association of Dextrocardia and Transitional AV Canal Defect in a Child with Conjugated Hyperbilirubinemia and Subclinical Congenital Hypothyroidism
    Author(s): Josephat M Chinawa*

    Dextrocardia is an abnormal situs which occurs when the apex of the heart points to the right and inferiorly. Dextrocardia could occur in isolation or may occur concomitantly with other cardiac lesions. It could also occur with abnormal rotation of the atrium and visceral organs (situs inversus totalis). Complex cardiac anomalies coexisting with dextrocardia with certain endocrinepathies are rare occurrence. We report a 2-month-old female who presented with breathlessness, cyanosis and subclinical features of congenital hypothyroidism from birth. The child was previously managed as neonatal jaundice, but after phototherapy, clinical signs of jaundice persisted. Further examination revealed splitting of the second heart sound and a very faint grade 2 ejection systolic murmur located at the second left intercostal space. Chest radiograph and echocardiography reveale.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2155-9880.21.12.e678

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