Clinical Observations in Geriatrics
Published: 2018-06-15

Heterotaxy syndrome presenting as severe pulmonary artery hypertension in a young old female: case report

Department of Medicine, Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DU), Wardha, Maharashtra, India
Department of Medicine, Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DU), Wardha, Maharashtra, India
Department of Medicine, Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DU), Wardha, Maharashtra, India
Department of Medicine, Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DU), Wardha, Maharashtra, India
Department of Radiodiagnostics, Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DU), Wardha, Maharashtra, India
Department of Medicine, Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DU), Wardha, Maharashtra, India
Heterotaxy syndrome Pulmonary hypertension Young old Congenital

Abstract

Heterotaxy syndrome is a rare congenital disorder characterized by situs ambiguus, congenital heart defects
and splenic malformations. We describe a case of 65 year young- old female who presented with sudden
onset dyspnoea in emergency department. Her chest x-ray, 2 D echo and computerised tomography of chest
was suggestive of sever pulmonary hypertension as a rare manifestation of Heterotaxy syndrome. To the best
of our knowledge, pulmonary hypertension has not been previously reported as the main clinical feature in
young – old patients with Heterotaxy syndrome.

Affiliations

P. Papalkar

Department of Medicine, Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DU), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

S. Kumar

Department of Medicine, Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DU), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

S. Agrawal

Department of Medicine, Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DU), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

N. Raisinghani

Department of Medicine, Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DU), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

G. Marfani

Department of Radiodiagnostics, Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DU), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

A. Mishra

Department of Medicine, Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DU), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Copyright

© Società Italiana di Gerontologia e Geriatria (SIGG) , 2018

How to Cite

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Papalkar, P., Kumar, S., Agrawal, S., Raisinghani, N., Marfani, G. and Mishra, A. 2018. Heterotaxy syndrome presenting as severe pulmonary artery hypertension in a young old female: case report. JOURNAL OF GERONTOLOGY AND GERIATRICS. 66, 2 (Jun. 2018), 59-61.
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