Single-lung transplantation in situs inversus

Steven J. Mentzer*, Sary F. Aranki, John J. Reilly, Malcolm M. DeCamp, Phillip Hartigan, Walter O'Donnell, David J. Sugarbaker

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1176-1178
Number of pages3
JournalThe Annals of thoracic surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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