Situs inversus

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


HIV positive.

Patient Data

Age: about 45 yrs
Gender: Male

Right sided cardiac apex. Right sided descending aorta.

Stomach gas under right hemidiaphragm.


Liver is on left side. 

Spleen is on right side.

Inverse relationship of aorta and inferior vena cava.

Inverse relationship of superior mesenteric artery and vein.

Case Discussion

Findings favor situs inversus.

Patient was operated for emergency appendicetomy for about 25 yrs back. There were two scars in lower abdomen - right iliac fossa and in midline infra-umbilical region. At that time patient was dignosed to have situs inversus.

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Case information

rID: 32958
Published: 23rd Dec 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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