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Situs inversus totalis (SIT) is a rare congenital anatomical variation. However, patients with SIT combined with cancer are rare and these patients with two types of lung cancer have not been reported. We report here a case of combined lung adenocarcinoma and solitary fibrous tumor of the pleura with SIT and discuss its clinicopathological features and outcomes. A 68-year-old asymptomatic woman was referred to the Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University because of an abnormal shadow on chest radiography. Computed tomography showed SIT and an irregularly shaped nodule (measuring 38 × 27 mm in diameter) in the pleural area of the left lower lobe and a 5-mm nodule in the dorsal segment of the lower lobe of the left lung. Surgery was then performed. For such patients, we should eliminate anxiety in patients, perform regular reexaminations, focus on the individual features of these patients, and avoid misdiagnosis because of habitual thinking. At the same time, the lymph nodes should be completely removed and different parts of the tumor with different properties should be treated differently according to the situation.


Li-Juan Chen, Xuan Qiu, Hui Sun, Peng-Fei Xu, Fa-Ming Yin, Li-Juan Xu. Two types of lung cancer with situs inversus totalis: a case report and review of the literature. The Journal of international medical research. 2020 Sep;48(9):300060520944107

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