Videothoracoscopic Left Upper Lobectomy for Lung Cancer in a Case of Situs Inversus Totalis

Çelik A., Sayan M.

Cureus, vol.13, no.7, pp.16217, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.7759/cureus.16217
  • Journal Name: Cureus
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index
  • Page Numbers: pp.16217


The coexistence of situs inversus totalis (SIT) and lung cancer is exceedingly rare; therefore, only a single case report about this exists in the literature. Recent technological advancements in endoscopic surgery have allowed the execution of videothoracoscopic lung resection in these cases. However, the distinct placement of thoracic structures, bronchovascular anatomy, and additional anomalies in SIT should be investigated using bronchoscopy and contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT). We present a case report of a videothoracoscopic left upper lobectomy with mediastinal lymph node dissection in a 50-year-old female patient with SIT.