Dextrocardia with Situs Solitus in a Neonate – an Overview

Nelson Franqui-Rios, Yasmin Garcia, Leened Velazquez-Garcia


Dextrocardia, a rare congenital heart condition, can occur in about 1 out of every 12,000 pregnancies. Dextrocardia with situs solitus refers to when the heart is on the right side of the thorax while other viscera are found in their normal positions. The condition can go unnoticed in cases of limited prenatal care and newborn evaluation, leading to patients never receiving pertinent cardiac evaluations and condition progression monitoring throughout their lives. This is the first case reported of isolated dextrocardia with situs solitus in a neonate without any additional cardiovascular abnormalities. This case report highlights the importance of prenatal and postnatal evaluation to ensure the identification of neonates with dextrocardia and improve their quality of life and outcomes.


dextrocardia, situs solitus, prenatal diagnosis, pediatric echocardiography, isolated dextrocardia

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