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Korean Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1999;19(5): 733-767.
내장역위증에서 발견된 위암과 식도암이 병발된 중복암 1예 ( A Case of Double Cancer of the Esophagus and Stomach in Situs Inversus Totalis )
손상용(Sang Young Son),장영운(Young Woon Chang),김효종(Hyo Jong Kim),김태중(Tae Jung Kim),동석호(Seok Ho Dong),김병호(Byung Ho Kim),이정일(Joung Il Lee),장린(Rin Chang)
Left-to-right transposition of the normally asymmetrical organs of the body is termed situs inversus. Situs inversus is a rare congenital anomaly; according to Varano and Merklin, the reported incidence is estimated at 1:5,000 to 10,000 in adults. Its etiology is obscure but it apparently does not influence normal health or life expectancy. Many cases of malignant neoplasms with situs inversus have been found in corresponding English literature, but there was no documentation of double cancer of the esophagus and stomach associated with situs inversus totalis. We present a case of double cancer of the esophagus and stomach in a 49-year-old male with situs inversus totalis. Chest X-rays and an abdominal CT scan revealed situs inversus totalis. A chest and abdominal CT scan, and gastroscopy with tissue biopsy determined esophageal and gastric cancer. (Korean J Gastrointest Endosc 19: 763∼767, 1999)
Key Words: Situs inversus totalis, Esophageal cancer, Stomach cancer
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