Definition of Heterotaxy. Meaning of Heterotaxy. Synonyms of Heterotaxy

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Definition of Heterotaxy

Heterotaxy
Heterotaxy Het"er*o*tax`y, n. [Hetero- + Gr. ? an arrangement, fr. ? to arrange.] (Biol.) Variation in arrangement from that existing in a normal form; heterogenous arrangement or structure, as, in botany, the deviation in position of the organs of a plant, from the ordinary or typical arrangement.

Meaning of Heterotaxy from wikipedia

- visceral organs are distributed abnormally within the chest and abdomen. Heterotaxy in general refers to any defect of left-right laterality and arrangement...
- known as Ivemark syndrome and right atrial isomerism, is an example of a heterotaxy syndrome. These uncommon congenital disorders are characterized by defects...
- require surgery to correct them. In rarer cases such as situs ambiguus or heterotaxy, situs cannot be determined. In these patients, the liver may be midline...
- include asplenia (post-splenectomy) or congenital absence of spleen (heterotaxy syndrome with asplenia). Spleens are also removed for therapeutic purposes...
- together are called "polysplenia syndrome". ****ociated conditions include heterotaxy syndrome, intestinal malrotation, situs inversus, biliary atresia, and...
- apparatus, etc.) ****ociated with PCD.[citation needed] The role of DNAH5 in heterotaxy syndromes and left-right asymmetry is also under investigation. At least...
- congenital defects. For example, mutation of ZIC3 is ****ociated with heterotaxy, that is thought to occur due to the role of ZIC3 in initial left-right...
- while reversal of some organs but not others is called situs ambiguus or heterotaxy. Isolated reversal of the heart with normally-patterned viscera otherwise...
- the hepatic veins into the cavopulmonary circulation in patients with heterotaxy and pulmonary arteriovenous malformations after a Kawashima procedure"...
- This risk is higher in left ventricular outflow tract obstructions, heterotaxy, and atrioventricular septal defects. Congenital heart defects are known...
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