Situs inversus

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle


Cross sectional imaging performed for chronic abdomimal pain. No medical history offered.

Patient Data

Age: 34
Gender: Female


Reversal of the normal position of the organs of the upper abdomen.

No pathological abnormality.

Case Discussion

Situs inversus, short form of the latin “situs inversus viscerum”, is a term used to describe the inverted position of chest and abdominal organs. It is called situs inversus totalis when there is a total transposition of abdominal and thoracic viscera (mirror image of internal organs normal positioning).

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Case information

rID: 37237
Case created: 30th May 2015
Last edited: 12th Aug 2016
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