Emine Gazi, Ahmet Barutçu, Ercan Akşit, Emir Volina, Cengiz Demir

Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Canakkale Onsekiz Mart, Canakkale, Turkey

Keywords: Atrial septal defect; dextrocardia; percutaneous closure; situs inversus totalis.


Situs inversus totalis with dextrocardia and atrial septal defect is extremely rare. Different position and inversion types are required different closure techniques. We present a dextrocardia patient whose atrial septal defect was closed percutaneously. A 47-year-old female patient was referred for cardiological evaluation due to the diagnosis of situs inversus totalis and dextrocardia while preparing for gall bladder surgery. The patient’s heart was located on the right side, right heart chambers were dilated and a secundum-type atrial septal defect of 15 mm in width was detected. A 20 mm atrial septal defect closure device (Occlutech, GmbH) was placed and the defect was completely covered. In this case report, we defined technical differences and issues that should be considered when planning interventions in dextrocardia patients.

Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept/Design - EG, EA, EV, AB, CD; Analysis/ Interpretation - EG, EA, EV, AB, CD; Data Collection - EV, CD, EA; Writing - EG, EA, EV; Critical Revision - EG, AB; Overall Responsibility - EG, EA, EV, AB, CD; Final Approval - All of authors.

Conflict of Interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.