Situs inversus

Case contributed by Dr Ian Bickle

Presentation

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

Patient Data

Age: 34
Gender: Female
CT

Dextrocardia.

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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