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Laparoscopic diverticular resection with situs inversus totalis (SIT): report of a case

Sanjay Jobanputra, Bashar Safar, Steven D Wexner
Surgical Innovation 2007, 14 (4): 284-6
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Situs inversus totalis (SIT) is a rare condition where the abdominal and thoracic cavity structures are opposite of their usual position. Laparoscopic colonic surgery for this patient population is not well described, with only 2 reported cases. Our patient was a 62-year-old female with a history of SIT who underwent a laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy for recurrent diverticulitis. The procedure included the use of 4 ports. The sigmoid colon was noted on the right side. Laparoscopic resection with stapled anastomosis was performed. The patient tolerated the procedure well and was discharged home on postoperative day 5 without complications. We present a third case of laparoscopic colectomy for diverticulitis in a patient with SIT and a description of the operative procedure.

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