02.01.02 – Dextrocardia


IPCCC Code 02.01.02


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IPCCC Definition A congenital cardiovascular malformation in which the heart is predominantly to the right of the thoracic midline.

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02-01-02 The image shows an anterior view of the organs as they lie within the chest, demonstrating dextrocardia with the majority of the heart lying within the right chest and with its apex pointing to the right. Note that there is also mirror image arrangement of the caval veins, the brachiocephalic vein, and the arterial trunks, which spiral in mirror-imaged fashion.

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