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Case Reports of Situs Inversus Totalis and Dextrocardia in Sprague Dawley Rats

Title :
Case Reports of Situs Inversus Totalis and Dextrocardia in Sprague Dawley Rats
Authors :
Reynaldo Oliva Hernández
Jordan D. Lewicky
Nya L. Fraleigh
Hoang-Thanh Le
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Subject Terms :
Situs inversus totalis
dextrocardia
Sprague Dawley rats
Veterinary medicine
SF600-1100
Source :
Veterinary Sciences , Vol 6, Iss 3, p 67 (2019)
Publisher :
MDPI AG, 2019.
Publication Year :
2019
Collection :
LCC:Veterinary medicine
Document Type :
article
File Description :
electronic resource
Language :
English
ISSN :
2306-7381
Relation :
https://www.mdpi.com/2306-7381/6/3/67; https://doaj.org/toc/2306-7381
DOI :
10.3390/vetsci6030067
Access URL :
https://doaj.org/article/1bd31496cf194b5ca11d043eefc3296a
Rights :
Journal Licence: CC BY
Accession Number :
edsdoj.1bd31496cf194b5ca11d043eefc3296a
Academic Journal
Situs inversus totalis is a condition where there is a transposition of all internal organs from their normal anatomical location. This infrequent and rare congenital condition has been described in several species of mammals. Dextorcardia is a series of conditions associated with an abnormal congenital positioning of the heart, and is often associated with situs inversus totalis. Here we report a case of situs inversus totalis and two cases of dextrocardia identified in Sprague Dawley rats during gross necropsy evaluations at both the Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI) in Canada and Finlay Institute of Vaccine Research and Production in Cuba. The intent of this report is to share our findings and aid in the accumulation of data on these rare conditions.

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