A Case of Lung Cancer with a Patient with Situs Inversus Totalis

Alexei L. Charyshkin, Eugene A. Toneev, Alexander A. Martynov, Dmitrij V. Bazarov, Yuliya A. Dergunova, Oleg V. Midlenko, Antonina V. Smolkina, Nikolai I. Belonogov

International Journal of Biomedicine. 2019;9(2):176-178.
DOI: 10.21103/Article9(2)_CR1
Originally published June 15, 2019  


In the current study, we describe a clinical case of the right upper lobectomy at Situs inversus totalis (SIT). Our report is the first described case in the domestic literature of SIT in a patient with multiple primary metachronous cancer, when a patient with SIT had primary lung cancer and successful surgical treatment.
SIT is a complex and extremely rare clinical situation for the surgeon. In all such patients, it is advisable to use all available methods of imaging and diagnosis in the preoperative period, to clarify the anatomical structure of the vascular bed and bronchial tree.

Situs inversus totalis • lung cancer • right upper lobectomy
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Received March 29, 2019.
Accepted May 6, 2019.
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