Video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy for lung cancer in a patient with complete situs inversus.

@article{Yoshida2013VideoassistedTS,
  title={Video-assisted thoracic surgery lobectomy for lung cancer in a patient with complete situs inversus.},
  author={Mitsuteru Yoshida and Hiroyuki Hino and Hisanori Machida and Nobuo Hatakeyama and Yoshio Okano and Yoshihito Iwahara and Tsutomu Shinohara and Fumitaka Oogushi},
  journal={General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={155-9}
}
Complete situs inversus is a rare abnormality of autosomal recessive inheritance; it requires particular care during surgery, because the viscus anatomy is a mirror image of the normal anatomy. Reports of surgery for lung cancer in cases of complete situs inversus are very rare. Here, we report a case of lobectomy for lung cancer of the right lower lobe performed using video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) in a patient with complete situs inversus. We emphasize the importance of careful… CONTINUE READING