Situs inversus abdominalis and polysplenia

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Chest CT for ignored reasons.

Patient Data

Age: 78
Gender: Female

There is inversion of some abdominal structures (liver, spleen and stomach) with thoracic structures in normal position. Multiple splenules are seen on right hypochondrium. The study protocol was made for chest CT.

Case Discussion

Situs inversus partialis refers to any kind of incomplete organs inversion, like in this case. Malformations associations are more frequent in situs inversus partialis than in situs inversus totalis.

Polysplenia refers to multiple small accessory spleens.

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Case information

rID: 28909
Published: 21st Apr 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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