Rare Congenital Condition of the Heart Treated Successfully on a 10 Year Old

SDM Narayana Heart Centre, Managed by Narayana Health in Dharwad successfully performed one of the rare complex congenital heart disease on a 10 year old Girl (Nazia .R. Mujavar from Haveri Disctict, Savanur Taluk, Gonal Village). The girls was admitted with a unique condition called “Situs Inversus with Dextrocardia along with Ventricular Septal Defect & Pulmonary Stenosis”. Such a condition is seen in one in every 10 to 20 lakh children.

All the organs in her body are situated in mirror image fashion. The liver is on the left side and stomach on the right side and the heart is also situated on the right side. The surgeons often had to change sides while performing surgery from right to left. Post-surgery the girl recovered with no complication and was discharged.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Shivaprasad Mukkannavar, Consultant Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeon along with anasthetists Dr.Ganesh Nayak & Dr.Pramod Honnur.

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