Situs Inversus Totalis and Schizophrenia Comorbidity.

Ulusoy Kaymak S., Kabadayi Sahin E., Karakas Ugurlu G. , Unal O. , Atagun M. I. , Can S. S. , ...More

Turk psikiyatri dergisi = Turkish journal of psychiatry, vol.28, no.4, pp.287-290, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5080/u20549
  • Title of Journal : Turk psikiyatri dergisi = Turkish journal of psychiatry
  • Page Numbers: pp.287-290


The comorbidity of structural or genetic diseases with schizophrenia is seen as an opportunity to understand the formation of schizophrenia. This case report presents a patient with comorbidity of schizophrenia, tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) and total situs inversus. TOF is a cyanotic heart disease, which can be linked to 22811 deletion and trisomy 21. Sims inversus totalis (SIT) is a congenital condition in which the major visceral organs, including the heart, are positioned in a mirror image from normal conditions. The comorbidity of TOF and SIT is quite rare. In our case report, schizophrenia is added to this rare comorbidity. This case report discussed the comorbidity and probable causal relationships. Furthermore, the research method of how transposition in internal organs is reflected in brain lateralization is also presented.