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September 1916

CONGENITAL DEXTROCARDIA WITH PATENT DUCTUS OVALE: NECROPSY AT NINE MONTHS

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TOLEDO, OHIO

Am J Dis Child. 1916;XII(3):233-234. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1916.04110150031002
Abstract

In view of the rarity of congenital dextrocardia alone, as shown by the review of the literature recently published by Moffett and Neuhoff,1 this case is reported. As in almost all cases reported this patient suffered from congenital defect of the heart itself. Its occurrence in a girl and the opportunity for necropsy are interesting features.

CASE REPORT  Jean M., a girl, aged about 1 month, was brought to the Maternity and Children's Hospital for adoption, August 18, 1915.On physical examination the baby was found to weigh 5 pounds 5 ounces and its length of body to be 18¾ inches, circumference of head 13% inches, of chest 11½ inches. The temperature was 99, pulse 144, respiration 40.The skin of the whole body was cyanotic, more marked over the face and hands. The respiration was rapid, with a sinking in of the suprasternal notch and epigastrium on inspiration,

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