Response by Yoo et al to Letter Regarding Article, “Disharmonious Patterns of Heterotaxy and Isomerism: How Often Are the Classic Patterns Breached?”
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We read the Letter to the Editor by Loomba et al1 with great interest and thank them for acknowledging our observations on disharmonious patterns of heterotaxy and isomerism.2 They claimed 2 flaws in our article. First, they think that we did not explain why we suggested that it is not always logical to categorize cases into right or left isomerism of the atrial appendages. Second, they are of the opinion that our conclusion that the findings illustrated in Figures 5 and 6 in our article cannot be categorized within the system proposed by Tremblay et al3 is incorrect. They also wondered whether we included the cases of polysplenia and …