Situs Inversus Totalis- a case report

Ashalatha PK


Situs inversus totalis  is a rare condition, the prevalence being less than 1 in 10,000 people. In this paper, the author reports a case of situs inversus totalis in a still born male baby. This case was accidentally found during dissection of a foetal cadaver for the purpose of research on variations of extrahepatic biliary system, in the Department of Anatomy, Government Medical College, Calicut, Kerala. A study of the abdomen showed that the major organs were reversed in position , which lead  the author to dissect the thorax too.  This revealed the reversal of the organs in the thorax also.


Key Words

Situs inversus totalis ,  Situs inversus viscerum , Situs inversus abdominus

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