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Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in a patient with situs inversus

Ahmed R Ahmed, William O'malley
Obesity Surgery 2006, 16 (10): 1392-4
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We report the case of a morbidly obese patient with situs inversus totalis presenting for laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP). The operative technique is detailed and we recommend the use of a mirror image approach to all parts of the operation. Consequently, the operative time is only moderately longer than usual. Laparoscopic RYGBP can be safely performed in patients with situs inversus.

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