COMMON ATRIUM WITH SITUS INVERSUS TOTALIS AND LUMBAR RIBS. AN INCIDENTAL FINDING IN SICK 5 WEEK OLD NIGERIAN FEMALE: A CASE REPORT

Authors

  • Izehiuwa Enato Medicine department, Edo University, Nigeria
  • Ani Chidiebere University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria
  • Osaretin John Osarenkhoe Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital, Okada, Nigeria
  • Dominic Osaghae Igbinedion University Teaching Hospital, Okada, Nigeria

Keywords:

Common Atrium, Situs Inversus Totalis, Lumbar ribs, dextrocardia,

Abstract

Common atrium, situs inversus totalis and lumbar ribs are uncommon congenital anomalies that
are usually detected incidentally in late childhood/adolescence or in adulthood, and thus rarely
associated with early childhood mortality. The coexistence of all three has not been previously
reported. We report a 5 week old infant who was initially investigated for pyloric stenosis and
aspiration pneumonitis, but was incidentally found to have situs inversus totalis with
dextrocardia, common atrium and lumbar ribs. She died 5 days following admission.
Common atrium with Situs inversus totalis (with dextrocardia) in combination with lumbar ribs
detected during early infancy is associated with severe morbidity and early childhood mortality

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Published

2022-09-12