Situs Inversus Totalis: A Case of Incidental Autopsy Finding and Review of Literature

Kanchan, Tanuj and Gupta, Anadi and Acharya , Jenash (2013) Situs Inversus Totalis: A Case of Incidental Autopsy Finding and Review of Literature. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 6 (4). pp. 19-22.

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Abstract

‘Situsinversus’ is a congenital anomaly where the normal physiological positions of the thoracic and abdominal organs are reversed giving an appearance of a perfect mirror image of the normal anatomical position of the organs. An individual with ‘Situsinversus’ usually remains asymptomatic throughout life. The diagnosis is usually made out when the individual seeks medical attentionfor some unrelated condition. An autopsy case of suicidal poisoning is reported where the rare phenomenon of ‘complete situsinversus’ was observed as an incidental finding. The issues of medicolegalsignificance associated with this anomaly are highlighted along with review of literature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Situs inversus totalis; Congenital anomaly; Autopsy; Poisoning.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2014 06:15
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2014 06:15
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/138582

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