Situs Inversus, Dextrocardia

A diagnosis of situs inversus or other situs abnormalities may be made on antenatal scanning during pregnancy and such a finding may be a clue that the baby might have Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia [PCD].

In many cases this may result in the obstetrician referring the mother for specialist fetal echo scans to determine if there is a cardiac defect.

In any event the baby should be referred to a specialist diagnostic centre post-natally to exclude PCD, which is a common but not the only cause of situs abnormalities.

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