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Diaphragmatic eventration misdiagnosed as dextrocardia
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  1. Amalia Boufidou1,
  2. Adam Tsaousidis1,
  3. Ioannis Chryssogonidis2,
  4. Ioannis Stiliadis1
  1. 11st Cardiology Department, AHEPA University Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
  2. 21st Radiology Department, AHEPA University Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
  1. Correspondence to Mr Adam Tsaousidis, adamtsaou{at}hotmail.com

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A 70-year-old woman, with reported dextrocardia, presented with retrosternal, stabbing pain with radiation to the precordial area and reflection on the left shoulder after meals. The pain aggravates in the supine position while it subsides in the sitting. The apex heart sounds were audible only in the left lateral position and disappeared at the supine position. The auscultation did not reveal …

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