Journal of
Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health

  • Abbreviation: J. Vet. Med. Anim. Health
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2529
  • DOI: 10.5897/JVMAH
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 351

Short Communication

Situs inversus totalis in a wistar albino rat

Bülent Salman
  • Bülent Salman
  • Gazi University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Ankara, Turkey.
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Tugan Tezcaner
  • Tugan Tezcaner
  • Gazi University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Ankara, Turkey.
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Bahadır Ege
  • Bahadır Ege
  • Gazi University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Ankara, Turkey.
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Mustafa Kerem
  • Mustafa Kerem
  • Gazi University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Ankara, Turkey.
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Çağdaş Oto
  • Çağdaş Oto
  • Ankara University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Anatomy, Ankara,Turkey
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Tonguç Utku Yılmaz
  • Tonguç Utku Yılmaz
  • Gazi University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Ankara, Turkey.
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  • Article Number - C58E53B1302
  • Vol.2(1), pp. 006-007, January 2010
  •  Accepted: 14 December 2009
  •  Published: 31 January 2010

Abstract

Situs inversus totalis is a rare congenital condition in which the major organs are reversed in relation to their normal position. A 12-weeks-old Wistar albino rat that had no clinical signs of disease was examined macroscopically. It was observed that the location of the heart, liver, spleen and stomach was the opposite of their normal position and that the aorta and caudal vena cava were in a reverse orientation to each other. This case report describes the anatomical features of situs inversus totalis observed in this rat. 

 

Key words: Situs inversus, wistar albino rat.