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Dextrocardia MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Dextrocardia
Tree Number(s)
C14.240.400.280
C14.280.400.280
C16.131.240.400.280
C16.131.810.250
Unique ID
D003914
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003914
Scope Note
A congenital defect in which the heart is located on the right side of the THORAX instead of on the left side (levocardia, the normal position). When dextrocardia is accompanied with inverted HEART ATRIA, a right-sided STOMACH, and a left-sided LIVER, the combination is called dextrocardia with SITUS INVERSUS. Dextrocardia may adversely affect other thoracic organs.
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under HEART DEFECTS, CONGENITAL 1984-90; was heading 1963-83
History Note
91(84)63; was see under HEART DEFECTS, CONGENITAL 1984-90; was heading 1963-83
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2009/07/10
Dextrocardia Preferred
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