Situs inversus totalis is a rare anatomic condition characterized by the mirror-imaged arrangement of asymmetric thoracic and abdominal organs. Although associated cardiopulmonary disease is uncommon, end-stage lung disease can develop in patients with situs inversus, necessitating transplantation. In this report, we describe a 30-year-old patient with situs inversus totalis and end-stage pulmonary hypertension who underwent successful orthotopic left lung transplantation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||The Annals of thoracic surgery|
|State||Published - Oct 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine